"Animal Control: A program that effectively treats the symptoms while seeking to eliminate the causes by compassionately using the tools of education and enforcement." Michael Burgwin

Animal Control Officers are responsible for the enforcement of state laws, county ordinances and city codes that pertain to the care, control, treatment and licensing of domestic animals with a priority to protect public safety and animal welfare.

Animal Control Resources

Need sample forms, policies and procedures, and more? The following resources may help. All these documents are offered in PDF or Microsoft Word format. ACTS recommends the following supplemental information in all of our courses:

ACO Safety Equipment Recommendations

Field Training Procedure

ARO Field Manual

ARO Field Manual Use of Force Diagram


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