animal control

noun

Definition of 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 Other officers and animal control arrived and to assist with the aggressive dogs. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 17 Dec. 2021 Officers and animal control spent all of Sunday attempting to wrangle the runaway camel, which made its escape Saturday night, according to the Bonner Spring Police Department. Doha Madani, NBC News, 8 Dec. 2021 Mayor Jerome Prince signed the budget approved by the council Oct. 26 despite the cuts to what the administration proposed for the 2022 budget for gasoline purchases, animal control and professional services among other items. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 2 Dec. 2021 That will help pay for six new full-time dispatchers, two police officers and the reinstatement of an account clerk, part-time park ranger, and part-time animal control officers. The Enquirer, 17 Nov. 2021 Five Florida police officers, at least two animal control officers and two code enforcement officers spent an hour chasing a runaway pig on Tuesday. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, 4 Nov. 2021 In addition, local animal control officers took his livestock. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2021 In addition to losing the marijuana plants, Kelley said, the town’s two animal control officers seized all his animals: two bull calves, two goats, seven pigs, and 12 chickens. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Sep. 2021 The South Suburban Humane Society has 14 municipal contracts, from Harvey to Chicago Heights to Homewood, that see animal control officers bring in stray pets. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of animal control

1951, in the meaning defined above

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19 Dec 2021

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“Animal control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animal%20control. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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