Animal Control Worker

Period 7 Sierra

Tasks for Animal Control

  • Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled or abused animals from undesirable conditions, using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as nessesary.
  • Train police officers in dog handling and training techniques for tracking, crowd control, and narcotics and bomb detection.
  • Organize the adoption of unclaimed animals.
  • Euthanize rabid, unclaimed, or severly injured animals.
  • Contact animal owners to inform them that their pets are at animal holding facilities.


Working Conditions for Animal Control

  • Pet owners lying about their animals being healthy.
  • Animals can be dangerous.
  • Weather could be very bad when you are called in to go save an animal.
  • Owners can get dangerous when you take their animal.
  • Sometimes working in an office

Degree/Certificate/Training Necessary

Go to the National Animal Control Academy in Missouri and go through training for two stages in the Academy.

Yearly Salary Range and State

State: Arkansas

Yearly Salary: $16,800 to $35,950