Posts Tagged ‘animal control’

Animal Control: Who is Responsible?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

When I teach about animal control law in North Carolina, I often describe the work as multifaceted. The individuals involved wear various hats – they are animal control officers, animal cruelty investigators, communicable disease investigators, public safety officials, animal welfare specialists, shelter administrators, and community peacemakers. Given the wide range of responsibilities, who should be […]

Animal Control: Recovering Sheltering Costs Under G.S. 19A-70

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

When animal control officials seize animals, local governments and animal welfare organizations can end up spending a lot of money to shelter, feed, and otherwise care for the animals. In 2005, the General Assembly enacted G.S. 19A-70, which allows animal shelters to recover costs related to housing and caring for animals that are the subject […]