The Animal Matters Hearing Board (AMHB) will hear and decide administrative appeals pertaining to the enforcement of the provisions of Chapter 7 of the Calvert County Code; and the only advisory board to make recommendations for the amendment to the chapter.
A person aggrieved by the decision of the AMHB could petition the Circuit Court to review that decision.
The Animal Matters Hearing Board shall consist of at least five (5) and not more than seven (7) members.
One shall be with an affiliation with an animal welfare rescue group;
One shall be with a professional animal organization such as a hunt club, American Kennel Club, or K-9 search and rescue;
One Deputy Sheriff, selected by the Sheriff;
One shall be a Veterinarian, or Veterinarian Technician (with three or more years of experience);
Up to three (3) members shall be citizens (without affiliation of an animal welfare rescue group)
Ms. Erin Farley, Citizen
Ms. Laurel M. Matthews, Animal Welfare Rescue Group Affiliation
Dr. Megan Noyes, Veterinarian
Mr. Thomas S. Phelps, Deputy
Ms. Helen A. Prince, Professional Animal Organization Affiliation
Ms. Dawn Shonkwiler, Citizen
The next regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 9, 2023 has been canceled due to no quorum. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter, 5055 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Animal Matters Hearing Board complies with the Open Meetings Act by publishing monthly meetings: Agendas and Minutes