Calling all pet h8rz

Of the zillion or so advisory boards at the county, the Animal Control Advisory Board sounds like it has the least-boring meetings.

And with that ringing endorsement … there’s an opening!

To be qualified, a person must: be a resident of Clark County and own neither dogs nor cats.

That’s right! This is for what I like to think of as the “pet hater” position. There are 10 seats on the board, and county code clearly states that, in addition to two at-large seats, there must be: an owner of a licensed animal facility (such as a kennel), a veterinarian, a person who works for an animal welfare agency, a livestock owner, a dog owner, a cat owner, a person who owns a domestic animal other than a dog or cat and a person who owns neither cats or dogs.

Just think, you could be the voice for people who think it’s disgusting when someone brings a dog that is clearly not a service animal into a restaurant. Or a voice for the pet-allergic population.

The board meets quarterly at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month, beginning Oct. 25, 2012. Meetings are at Clark County Operations Division, 4700 N.E. 78th St.

The board reports to the Board of County Commissioners and the Vancouver City Council, at least once a year, on recommended code changes. The board also hears appeals of animal control cases, which could be awesome.

Applications are due 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Applications can be mailed to Animal Protection and Control, P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810, or delivered to Animal Control on the third floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

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