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The Baker County Department of
Baker County Department of Animal Control operates under
County Ordinance 2002-06. This ordinance creates
the Baker County Animal Control Law. The main objective of this department is to
enforce this law.
The Department of Animal Control has 2 full-time Animal Control Officers on staff at
The Animal Control Officer
Our Animal Control Officers are here to protect both the citizens and the pets of Baker
County. They do this by enforcing the laws
established by our County; laws that were established to safeguard both our citizens and
County Ordinance 2002-06 (the Animal Control Law Ordinance), was established with
everyone's safety in mind. By vaccination
of your pets and not allowing your animal to run at large, you protect your pets from
sickness and you protect your pet from traffic
if it should suddenly dart away. You safeguard your pet from injury from passers by who
felt your pet intended them harm and they
act out defensively. You hopefully avoid a situation in which your pet may bite someone
and then be deemed "dangerous."
If you have a pet that may be aggressive or a fear biter, by keeping them on a leash
you prevent an incident. As stated above,
a pet that bites may be deemed "dangerous." With this in mind, you can
understand that our Animal Control Officers are also here to
protect our citizens from harm. By enforcing the laws, they hope to prevent any citizen
from being bitten or attacked by a dog or a cat,
as well as safeguarding your pets.
Daily Duties and Objectives
- Impound dogs and cats at large in the unincorporated areas of Baker County in
accordance with County Ordinance 2002-06
(Animal Control Law Ordinance).
- Provide traps to contain animals that are sick, injured, vicious, bite case animals, or
- Transport contained animals that are captured and contained by private citizens.
- Enforce the County wide Leash Law Ordinance for dogs.
- Enforce the Dangerous Dog / Dangerous Cat Ordinance (2002-06 sec.7B).
- Identification and return of lost pets. Answer animal-related questions posed by
- Aid in control of animal diseases including rabies control.
- Aid other agencies when needed. (Sheriff's Office, Humane Society, Wildlife)
- To promote responsible pet ownership.
- Education programs for the County Schools.