CAREER

Animal Control Workers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$38,430

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.5% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Animal Control Workers Do

Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.

Other Job Titles Animal Control Workers May Have

Animal Attendant, Animal Control Officer, Animal Enforcement Officer, Animal Ordinance Enforcement Officer, Animal Park Code Enforcement Officer, Animal Safety Officer, Community Safety Officer, Community Service Officer, Dog Control Officer

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports.
  • Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions, using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as necessary.
  • Supply animals with food, water, and personal care.
  • Write reports of activities, and maintain files of impoundments and dispositions of animals.
  • Prepare for prosecutions related to animal treatment, and give evidence in court.

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