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The Cuyahoga Humane Animal Control Advisory Board (“CHAC”) exists to examine all facets of animal care within Cuyahoga County by identifying existing needs, problems, and resources and to provide the County Executive with a comprehensive plan of specific recommendations directed toward improving the quality of overall care and control of animals.  The CHAC Board meets at least four times per year and assists in policy for animals as well as the operation and staffing of the County’s Kennel.  


The CHAC Board consists of at least seven members.  All Board members serve two-year terms and serve without compensation.  The County Executive appoints at least four members of this body.  The Board of Directors of the Animal Protective League and the Cuyahoga County Dog Wardens’ Association each appoint one member.  The final member shall be a Veterinarian with a practice serving Cuyahoga County residents.  All interested candidates shall have an interest in animal advocacy and a desire to formulate innovative animal care processes.

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