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33-9011.00   Animal Control Workers

Animal Control Workers
Lay Titles
Animal Attendant
Animal Control Officer
Animal Control Specialist
Animal Control Supervisor
Animal Cop
Animal Cruelty Investigator
Animal Enforcement Officer
Animal Instructor Officer
Animal Officer
Animal Ordinance Enforcement Officer
Animal Park Code Enforcement Officer
Animal Rescuer
Animal Safety Officer
Animal Services Officer
Animal Shelter Manager
Animal Treatment Investigator
Animal Warden
O*NET SOC Description
Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
Answer inquiries from the public concerning animal control operations.
Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions, using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as necessary.
Clean facilities and equipment such as dog pens and animal control trucks.
Contact animal owners to inform them that their pets are at animal holding facilities.
Educate the public about animal welfare, and animal control laws and regulations.
Euthanize rabid, unclaimed, or severely injured animals.
Examine animal licenses, and inspect establishments housing animals for compliance with laws.
Examine animals for injuries or malnutrition, and arrange for any necessary medical treatment.
Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports.
Issue warnings or citations in connection with animal-related offenses, or contact police to report violations and request arrests.
Organize the adoption of unclaimed animals.
Prepare for prosecutions related to animal treatment, and give evidence in court.
Remove captured animals from animal-control service vehicles and place animals in shelter cages or other enclosures.
Supply animals with food, water, and personal care.
Write reports of activities, and maintain files of impoundments and dispositions of animals.
Detailed Work Activities
Check physical condition of people or animals.
Provide care for animals.