Over the years our department has worked hard and earned the respect from law enforcement agencies, court officials, county representatives and the general public. Professional knowledge, education and training; updated equipment, official uniforms, improved vehicles and a new facility have all contributed to a more proficient Animal Control system to help serve Rowan county citizens.
The perception of an Animal Control Officer has changed dramatically over the years. We have gotten away from the public's misconception of the "dog catcher" riding around looking for strays and picking on poor innocent dogs. The catcher stigma is gone and we are now recognized as Animal Control Officers.