The Animal Control Officer enforces local laws concerning the care and treatment of animals. He/She paroles public areas, looking for potential signs of distressed animals, and work directly with citizens concerning animal control issues.
The Animal Control Officer works to maintain public health standards by making communities safe for both people and animals. The Animal Control Officer responds to calls from citizens about stray animals, suspected animal cruelty or deceased animals. Sometimes the officer may have to capture or rescue animals, but other times they administer warnings or citations to citizens suspected of animal cruelty and mistreatment.