Animal Control

Duties and Responsibilities

Examples of Work:

  • Investigates complaints concerning the regulation, licensing and control of dogs and other


  • Determines if any State laws or municipal ordinances have been violated and takes appropriate

action such as catching, confining or quarantining dogs or other animals.

  • Responds to complaints about loose or stray animals, and attempts to collect them.

Issues warnings, or citations, to animal owners and appears as a witness in District Court as

  • Delivers captured animals to the Animal Shelter, or animal owner if appropriate prior to delivery to the shelter.
  • Rescues, or aids in the rescue of trapped, wounded, sick or injured animals and assists to make

arrangements for the injured animal’s care.

  • Maintains all necessary reports and records on incidents involving stray or wild animals.


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