On a daily basis, officers in the Animal Control and
Protection Division perform a variety of services that help animals and
humans alike. They rescue injured animals; control stray and
potentially dangerous domestic and wild animals roaming at large; and
bring lost pets into the animal shelter where their owners can reclaim
The division takes an active role in enforcing local and
state ordinances concerning the licensing and treatment of animals.
Every complaint and cruelty case is investigated, and arrests can be
made when individuals are found to be in noncompliance with the laws.
The Animal Control Officer also operates an animal
adoption program and maintains the shelter where strays are kept and
cared for on a temporary basis. Their placement record is outstanding --
the vast majority of impounded dogs and cats are either returned to
their owners, or are found new and loving homes. The division's web
site, which includes photos and descriptions of pets available for
adoption, helps facilitate that process.
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