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Animal Control: Who is Responsible?

February 26, 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 … Read more

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

October 30, 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 … Read more