animal control


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

Examples of animal control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, Warren County Sheriff's Office deputies and animal control officers responded to a resident's call about a female deer lying in their backyard for two days. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2023 Multiple agencies responded to the call, including animal control, police said. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 23 Aug. 2023 From the beginning years up till now, dogs are accepted from animal control and from locals and visitors who find stray dogs. Ellie Willard, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2023 Police and animal control officers in Edwardsville, Kansas, worked together with the Bonner Springs Police Department on Wednesday night to rescue an injured kangaroo off the side of a major highway. Jon Haworth, ABC News, 30 June 2023 Phillips said animal control officials and the town Board of Health were informed of the attack. Globe Staff,, 2 June 2023 An animal control officer took the pair’s dog to the Westlake Kennel. cleveland, 26 Aug. 2023 Henderson was soon joined by fellow animal control officer Gene Shy and Sergeant Eric Bull who then helped deliver its twin. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 25 Aug. 2023 The animal control officer rushed the two remaining dogs, a female adult, and a puppy, to Steel City Emergency Clinic. Carol Robinson |, al, 23 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of animal control was in 1951

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“Animal control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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