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Animal Control Worker

14

Statewide
Job Postings
410th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
290

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$11.87 - $18.32

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$12.67 - $20.36

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Animal Control Worker - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 14 job postings for the occupation of Animal Control Worker in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Animal Control Worker. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Animal Control Worker Do:

Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.

Common Job Activities:

  • Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports.
  • Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions, using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as necessary.
  • Examine animals for injuries or malnutrition, and arrange for any necessary medical treatment.
  • Remove captured animals from animal-control service vehicles and place animals in shelter cages or other enclosures.
  • Euthanize rabid, unclaimed, or severely injured animals.
  • Supply animals with food, water, and personal care.
  • Prepare for prosecutions related to animal treatment, and give evidence in court.
  • Clean facilities and equipment such as dog pens and animal control trucks.
  • Educate the public about animal welfare, and animal control laws and regulations.
  • Contact animal owners to inform them that their pets are at animal holding facilities.
  • Write reports of activities, and maintain files of impoundments and dispositions of animals.
  • Issue warnings or citations in connection with animal-related offenses, or contact police to report violations and request arrests.
  • Answer inquiries from the public concerning animal control operations.
  • Organize the adoption of unclaimed animals.
  • Examine animal licenses, and inspect establishments housing animals for compliance with laws.

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