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Program Description

  Field Services

Field Services is responsible for enforcing State and County animal laws and regulations to include investigating citizen complaints and responding to animal emergencies 24 hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. In addition to enforcement efforts, Animal Services Officers distribute humane education informational brochures and materials on a variety of topics to include animal ownership requirements, reporting suspected violations, pet licensing and rabies vaccinations, wildlife mitigation, appropriate housing and restraint techniques, and livestock and poultry care standards. The Animal Services Dispatch/Call-Taking Operation is responsible for answering and dispatching animal related calls and complaints from citizens, identifying problems, and making appropriate referrals. This operation provides citizens information regarding State and County laws and regulations, Department policies and procedures, and presents basic information regarding animal care and welfare for both domestic animals and wildlife. The operation is also responsible for administering the rabies prevention program.

Program Contacts

Contact Bonnie White of the Office of Animal Services at 240.773.5641 or Dieter Klinger of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2847 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved228568026.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1767230.00
FY22 Approved246240326.00