Every year the National Animal Control Association works to celebrate and promote the continuing upgrade and professionalism of Animal Control. It’s a week to celebrate the men and women who work tirelessly to improve the welfare of people and animals.
Here in the metro, animal control professionals with the Nebraska Humane Society provide an invaluable service to citizens. Animal control officers enforce all laws pertaining to animal ownership. They pluck stray animals out of traffic and provide safe transport home, if possible, or to the shelter, for owners to reclaim. They investigate cruelty and neglect cases, provide rabies quarantine, educate the public on bite safety and proper animal care, and work to ensure that pets and people coexist peacefully.
In 2012 Animal Control Officers responded to over 40,000 calls for service in the Omaha and Sarpy County area!
Animal Control works in conjunction with other agencies to make sure that as people are taken care of, their pets are not left behind. Some days they see things that no one should have to…abused animals, starvation cases, overcrowded and abandoned or neglected pets, injured wildlife. They work to right the wrongs and provide the best outcome.