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In response to The Humane Farming Association’s press release dated December 4, 2018, where it is alleged that Monterey County Animal Services had “full knowledge of animal dumping on the Salinas River.”
Monterey County Animal Services acknowledges that in November of 2016, a call was received regarding “multiple bodies dumped” in the riverbed near the Elm Street bridge in Greenfield. An officer was dispatched to discuss the situation with the reporting party. The next day, a body was delivered to the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center for a necropsy. The necropsy, while suspicious, did not provide any definitive information to conclude it represented an animal cruelty case, or to lead to any suspects. Since that time, there have been zero reports or tips provided to this agency in regards to deceased animals, of any kind, being found at this location – or with regard to suspected animal cruelty at this location.
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Next Meeting - Thursday, February 21st, 2019
The Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board's next meeting scheduled for:
Date: Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Meetings are held at the Monterey County Animal Services Center, 160 Hitchcock Road Salinas, CA 93908.
Our Current Board members
- Darla Barnes Smith
- Basil Smith
- David Alexander
- Tom Bailey
- Susan Salcedo
- Leslie McDaniel, M.D.
- Frank Kocher, D.V.M.
- Mike Richards
- Debra Long
- Chief County Heath Officer:
- Dr. Ed Moreno
- Ex Officio Members:
- Stephen Bernal
- Dean Flippo
- Eric Lauritzen
- Scott Delucchi
To view more information about the current members term limits & expiration dates, please click here
Board & Bylaws Information
Legislative Reference: Resolution No. 90-367, dated June 12, 1990; bylaws reorganized on April 30, 2002, Resolution No. 02-165.
Bylaws available for download: Here!
Membership:The Board consists of nine members. Each Supervisor appoints one member, and the Director of Health appoints four members. The membership should include representatives from the following professions:
- Veterinary profession
- Educational community
- Agricultural community
- Pet owner associations and clubs
- Kennel and pet shop operators and
- Concerned citizens
Ex-officio members shall include Representatives of:
- Chief Animal Control Officer
- District Attorney
- Agricultural Commissioner
- Monterey Superior Court
- SPCA of Monterey County
Terms: The terms of office of members are 3 years commencing on the first of July, with staggered terms, so that one-third of the members’ terms expire July 1 of each year.
Qualifications & Functions: The Advisory Board will review and analyze Title 8 of the Monterey County Code (Animal Control); review and evaluate the animal control program needs, services, facilities, and budget; advise and assist in public information and public relations activities of the County Animal Control Program; and report its findings and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors through the Director of Health.
Meeting Date, Time and Place: The Board shall establish a regular meeting date and time, which shall not be less than quarterly.
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