Animal Control enforces ordinances, such as leash laws and laws governing the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the city in regards to animal control. The animal control officer is subject to the supervision and direction of the chief of police of the city.
Animal Control Services
The following are the services performed by Animal Control employees:
Animal ambulance: Animal Control Officers transport injured animals safely and humanely to the appropriate health-care facility.
Animal quarantine: Animals that bite are located and captured to make certain that they're not carrying disease.
Animal rescue: Animal Control Officers use their knowledge and equipment to help find and rescue lost or trapped animals.
Complaint investigation: Animal Control Officers look into complaints of noisy, destructive or threatening animals. If necessary, proper legal action may be taken (including citations, fines and impoundment).
Cruelty investigation: Animal Control Officers enforce laws governing humane treatment of animals. If necessary, they may remove animals from unsafe or unhealthy conditions and begin legal action against negligent owner.