Animal Control Management: A New Look At A Public Responsibility (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond) (Paperback)
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This book is the first of its kind to discuss in detail the actual management of local animal control programs as opposed to the care of the animals. It covers financial, personnel, legal, health, and safety issues that animal control directors and management staff need to know in providing direction and oversight of animal control programs. Chapters examine selected topics in which the author assesses strengths and weaknesses and offers new insights and strategies for more effective management. For example, the two chapters on contracting discuss the steps in the process, strategies, and suggested provisions in the written agreement to make the program more effective. The animal law chapters explain the basis for the laws, and highlight those provisions, that if enacted into law, can strengthen enforcement options. In addition, the author discusses and assesses interacting with the public and the media, liability issues, wildlife problems, and the politics of animal control.
About the Author
Stephen Aronson has more than twenty years experience in oversight and contracting for local animal control services. Preparation of this book is based on extensive research including interviews with numerous animal control officials in many states.