animal control

noun

Definition of animal control

: an office or department responsible for enforcing ordinances relating to the control, impoundment, and disposition of animals

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Recchia sued the animal control officers and the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services, but a district court ruled in favor of the city. Maura Dolan, latimes.com, "Homeless man gets another chance to sue L.A. for euthanizing his birds," 1 May 2018 Health officials stress that people should not touch dead rabbits, or any other dead animal for that matter, and to call animal control authorities when possible. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Don't touch bunnies. Illinois residents are warned about rabbit fever in their area," 29 June 2018 After the pooch was picked up by animal control, he was taken to a rural shelter that reached out to Cuz i Matter Animal Rescue in Pflugerville, Texas, for help. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Dog Survives Botched Euthanasia, Wakes Up Abandoned and Blind," 15 June 2018 The charges came down after a joint investigation by the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and the city’s animal control. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "MSU health physicist accused of bestiality with basset hound: report," 5 June 2018 The dog will remain in animal control's care pending the resolution of the criminal investigation against 39-year-old Christopher Baker, who investigators said harmed the animal. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Dog rescued after being hung from fence is doing well, Anchorage animal control says," 5 June 2018 As a result of the New Leash on Life training, Murphy and her classmates are now eligible to work at places such as the PSCPA, animal control for the city, PennVet Working Dog Center, Providence Animal Center in Media, and Emancipet. Erin Arvedlund, Philly.com, "A woman in jail, a dog on death row: When Bryon met Olympia, a forsaken pit mix," 19 Apr. 2018 The male dog was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic Thursday night, and then to Anchorage animal control, Atwood said, where the agency's veterinarian looked at him and verified that the animal was doing OK. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Dog rescued after being hung from fence is doing well, Anchorage animal control says," 5 June 2018 The remaining dogs were taken to St. Louis County animal control. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "They left 13 dogs in a hot car for hours, Missouri cops say. Now they face charges," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of animal control

1951, in the meaning defined above

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