animal control


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 Fairfield detectives also are investigating what occurred and one part-time animal control officer has been placed on administrative leave, Lyddy added. Zach Murdock,, "Fairfield family’s dog euthanized after animal control officers mistook it for young coyote, police say," 13 Nov. 2020 The firefighters alerted animal control officers, who later transferred the owl to Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital in Lake Forest. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, "Firefighters rescue barn owl whose wings were singed by Silverado fire," 29 Oct. 2020 Requests can be submitted to animal control, code enforcement, the community services department, the engineering department, city hall, the Allen Public Library, the parks and recreations division and the police department. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "This app from the city of Allen will remind you to take out the trash," 3 Sep. 2020 Teams are also deployed in the field at local evacuation centers and with animal control behind fire lines to find animals in need of medical attention. Kellie Hwang,, "Rescue network forged by years of Bay Area wildfires saves animals large and small," 25 Aug. 2020 Her actions are considered neglect under San Antonio animal ordinances, and she could be cited by animal control (if reported to them) for not taking proper care of her dog., "Animals Matter: Older dogs deserve the same care as younger ones," 5 Nov. 2020 The pigeon died after about a half an hour as Siegfried, who lives in London, in the Canadian province of Ontario, waited for an animal control officer to arrive. Rachel Fobar, National Geographic, "This bird pesticide is legal, but recent deaths are stoking controversy," 21 Oct. 2020 The school called the Daly City police, who quickly alerted animal control and zoo officials. Nora Mishanec,, "Kids got close encounter with escaped lemur," 16 Oct. 2020 The little puppy had minor burns and was taken by animal control to a nearby veterinary center to be assessed. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Puppy pulled from rubble following devastating California wildfire," 14 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of animal control

1951, in the meaning defined above

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24 Nov 2020

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“Animal control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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