Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Animal Classification Committee

The Animal Classification Committee (ACC) is charged with the duties and responsibilities for considering the evidence, related history, ordinance requirements, and to provide recommendations as to the classification and disposition of any animal that is the subject of a Dangerous/Aggressive classification.

The ACC conducts hearings for animal owner's to contest the initial determination of classification, the penalty, or both, for an animal classified as dangerous or aggressive by the Director of Animal Control, or designee.  The ACC determines the classification and disposition of the animal based upon the ordinance requirements.  The ACC shall decide the issues based upon the preponderance of the evidence and its decision shall be final.
Section 4-93, Leon County Code of Laws
Enabling Resolution adopted 12/8/2020
Decision Making Committee
Eligibility categories:
  • County Sheriff, or designee
  • Licensed veterinarian
  • Informed citizen, who demonstrate by training, education, experience or employment, both an interest in animal welfare and control, and the objectivity and demeanor to fairly hear animal classification cases.
Committee consists of three (3) members:
  • County Sheriff, or designee
  • A licensed veterinarian
  • Informed citizen, who demonstrate by training, education, experience or employment, both an interest in animal welfare and control, and the objectivity and demeanor to fairly hear animal classification cases.
The members serve on an as needed basis, selected from the pool of qualified candidates appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
3-Year(s) Expiring December 31
Maximum Number of Terms: 3
Vacancies are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.   Members may not serve more than three full consecutive terms per Board Policy 03-15.
As needed.
Cara Aldridge, Director
Leon County Animal Control
911 Easterwood Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32317
(850) 606-5400




1 Mehr, Chuck 07/31/2001 1 07/31/2001 12/31/2021 3 Year(s) Sheriff, or designee Sheriff
2 VACANT Board of County Commissioners
3 Brown, Sondra 01/26/2021 1 01/26/2021 12/31/2023 3 Year(s) Licensed Veterinarian Board of County Commissioners
4 Blount DVM, Elizabeth Danta 01/26/2021 1 01/26/2021 12/31/2023 3 Year(s) Licensed Veterinarian Board of County Commissioners
5 Hurlbut, William N. 07/31/2001 1 07/31/2001 12/31/2021 3 Year(s) Informed Citizen Board of County Commissioners
6 Cook, Haven Barbara 01/26/2021 1 01/26/2021 12/31/2023 3 Year(s) Informed Citizen Board of County Commissioners
7 Finer, Bobbie Jo 01/26/2021 1 01/26/2021 12/31/2023 3 Year(s) Informed Citizen Board of County Commissioners