Public education is essential to the success of the animal control department's efforts to protect the community. Because children are the most common victims of serious dog bites, the logical primary audience for education is those at greatest risk, usually in grades kindergarten through 4. Our office accepts invitations to area schools to educate and inform students about rabies, dangerous animals, and the profession of animal control.
Citizens and animal owners alike need to be aware of the role of animal control in the community. Our office accepts invitations from local homeowners associations and civic groups to educate adults on the responsibilities of the animal owner and the legal duties of the animal control officer. These educational forums help to decrease the level of misunderstanding that may occur between pet owners and animal control officers.