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Animal Control Officer

Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA
Pomona, California, United States
2 days ago


Under the Supervision of the Field Services Supervisor, Animal Control Officers maintain public safety by enforcing animal licensing laws and humane care regulations. Patrol public areas looking for potential signs of distressed animals and work directly with citizens concerning animal control issues. Educate the public about animal control safety.


RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Provides prompt and courteous response to requests for animal control services
  • Handles all types of domestic and wild animals;
  • Educates the public regarding the importance of humane treatment for all animals
  • Investigates complaints of cruelty and neglect; documents all activities relating to investigations
  • Responds to emergencies and transports injured, sick, and aggressive animals
  • Performs euthanasia when necessary
  • Enforces rabies control through quarantine procedures
  • Issues citations to enforce animal control and cruelty laws
  • Maintains a daily log and monthly statistic sheet documenting his/her activities
  • Maintains animal control vehicle and equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge

Knowledge of physical and behavioral characteristics of various animal breeds, including, but not limited to, dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, animal care, feeding and handling; common disease symptoms in domestic animals.  Proper methods of safely handling and restraining a wide variety of animals.


High School diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) equivalent

  • Valid California Driver’s License and an excellent driving record
  • Must be at least eighteen years of age
  • Experience in work involving the care of animals and dealing with the public (preferred)
  • Reside within 15 to 20 miles radius of Pomona, CA (preferred)


  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently is required to sit; climb; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Occasional running to apprehend loose animals evading capture


Office and Field Environment. Work outside in various types of weather. Must be able to work in or around animal fur, dander, excrement, deal with and protect against infectious and aggressive animals. Incumbents may encounter customers who are emotionally distressed and confrontational.


  • Works a schedule that includes days, nights, weekends and holidays, as necessary
  • At least one stand-by shift a week
  • Overtime as necessary

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56880038
  • Location:
    Pomona, California, United States
  • Position Title: Animal Control Officer
  • Company Name: Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA
  • Job Function: Animal Control Officer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Salary: $20.46 (Hourly Wage)

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