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.
Level of Education Attained by Animal Control Workers
Most common level of education among people in this career: High school diploma or equivalent (38%)
High school diploma or equivalent
Some college, no degree
*All other responses combined for clarity.
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