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The Few, the Proud, the Animal Control Officers

Pet lovers should send these local heroes roses—or buy them all a beer

Pet lovers should send these local heroes roses—or buy them all a beer

Human beings are capable of terrible cruelty, but also of amazing kindness. Animal control officers see the worst—and some of the best—daily, as they work to rescue animals, investigate cruelty, and help people learn to better care for their pets.

The animal control field has a long and interesting history (which you can read about in depth in Out of Control, Into Compassion). It hasn’t always been the prettiest history, but over the past decades, the field has become far more professional, progressive, and humane.

Part of the change, some believe, has come from the increasing number of women in the field. What used to be an old boys club is more and more a coed vocation, and as more and more women have crept in, a gentler approach to people and animals has crept in with them.

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