Animal Control Workers

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Animal Control Officer, Animal Enforcement Officer, Animal Park Code Enforcement Officer, Community Service Officer

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Military Working Dog Handler
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What they do:
Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
On the job, you would:
  • Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports.
  • Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions, using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as necessary.
  • Supply animals with food, water, and personal care.



  • customer service
  • administrative services

Safety and Government

  • law and government
  • public safety and security

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • psychology


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Animal Shelter Manager
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Geographic information system

  • Esri ArcGIS
  • Geographic information system GIS software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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