The Benefits of local animal control
It is so important to have Animal Control. Why? It is necessary for the health and safety of both people and animals. In most states, dogs are required to be licensed by law. Enforcing that law is not the only reason for Animal Control.
Animal Control assists in finding animals that are lost. They keep our pets safe until we can come and take them back home. Many of the Animal Control people are trained to capture sick, injured, or stray animals. They bring them to shelters where the animals are either nursed back to health or euthanized in a humane way because they are just too sick and suffering.
Protecting animals from the dangers of the wild or of city streets is one of the jobs of Animal Control. They help with reports of roaming animals. These animals can be a danger to people by biting, spreading disease, destroying property, or causing traffic accidents. Both people and animals suffer. Animal Control helps to prevent these problems.
Many Animal Control Units operate an animal shelter and adoption programs. These animals are not only strays, but are pets that owners can no longer take care of due to their financial difficulties, their own health, moving into no pets facilities or other reasons. It is hard to give up a beloved pet, but knowing Animal Control will find a loving home for the animal helps comfort people.
Some Animal Control places offer spaying, neutering, and rabies shots. This not only protects the animals, but people too. Pets that have been spayed and neutered live longer. Getting rabies shots helps keep animals disease free.
Animal Control personnel are trained to investigate animal attacks or animal cruelty. They have the equipment and training to rescue trapped or injured animals and give them the proper care, food, water, and personal care.
People are contacted by Animal Control when their lost pets are found. These animals are well cared for until they are picked up by their owners.
Most Animal Control Units have well trained and certified people working with animals and communities. Their schooling includes first aide, evidence collection, communication with people and animals, animal science, animal behavior, and animal nutrition. Some Animal Control Officers go beyond the certification and get Diplomas and Degrees.
The well trained Animal Control person helps capture wild animals that have wandered into populated areas. Once trapped, the animals are examined for diseases or injuries. They are taken care of and then released back into the wild away from homes, highways, or streets.
Another service that some Animal Control people provide is foster care for animals. Animals are taken into their homes or barns, depending on the animal, for an extended period of time. Sometimes owners may be sick or in the hospital and their animals need to be taken care of for a little while. Usually until the owner comes home or placement can be found with a loving new owner.
Animal Control Officers enforce the animal laws of cities and states. They are in charge of making investigations and arrests of animal abusers. They check out environments and give citations if they find incidents or conditions of animal cruelty. Animal Control officers defend and protect innocent animals that can’t protect and speak for themselves