Animal Care Officers are responsible for various types of animal-related matters. They are responsible not only for enforcing the local ordinance and impounding dogs that are running at large, but also for bite case investigations, animal attacks, neglect and abuse investigation, court appearances, public education, training efforts, wild animal issues, inspection of commercial facilities, and low cost spay neuter clinics and vaccination clinics. As our community grows, so does the volume of callers who need assistance from these officers. All complaints received are prioritized according to the safety issues involved for humans and animals.
Animal Care Services & Vector Control is comprised of four branches:
- Enforcement and Investigations Field Unit
- Sheltering and Adoptions Unit
- Vector Control and Prevention Unit »
- Veterinarian and Surgical Unit
All of these units are under the direction of the Program Manager and are a division of Corpus Christi Police Department.