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Applicants sought for Washoe Co. Animal Control Board
by Tribune Staff
Jan 17, 2012 | 1521 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Washoe County is looking for people interested in serving on the Washoe County Animal Control Board (WCACB) to fill a four-year term through March 2016.

The vacated seat represents District 5, so any citizens living in that area is encouraged to apply. Commission District 5 represents the largest physical district in the county, including portions of Reno and Sparks, as well as Mogul/Verdi on the west, Sun Valley on the east and the North Valleys. The district is represented on the Washoe County commission by Bonnie Weber.

The WCACB is comprised of seven members: one from each commission district, one who has qualifications demonstrating knowledge in the care of and supervision of exotic animals and one representative of a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Members are appointed by the County Commission to a four-year term and can serve unlimited terms. The WCACB exercises specific powers and duties in the consideration, approval, suspension and revocation of exotic animal and kennel and cattery permits within the unincorporated areas of Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks. The WCACB meets quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month at the Washoe County Regional Animal Services classroom located at 2825-A Longley Lane, Reno. Meetings are usually two to three hours long.

Interested citizens should contact Jana Atkinson at 353-8901 or email

The application deadline will remain open until the position is filled. To apply online, visit

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