Animal Control Workers

Animal Control Workers

An animal control officer in the U.S.A. may be an employee of or a contractor to a municipality and is charged with responding to calls for service from the general public. Calls may include requests for help with wild animals, dangerous animals or animals in distress.

About Animal Control Workers

An animal control officer in the U.S.A. may be an employee of or a contractor to a municipality and is charged with responding to calls for service from the general public. Calls may include requests for help with wild animals, dangerous animals or animals in distress. Animal control services may be provided by the government or through a contract with a humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (no relation to national organizations with similar names). Officers may work with police or sheriff departments, parks and recreation departments, and health departments by confining animals or investigating animal bites to humans. Rescued animals may be returned to their owners or transported to veterinary clinic or animal shelter. Animals held in the shelter can be returned to their owners, adopted, released to the wild, held as evidence in a criminal investigation or destroyed.