Animal Control Officer

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Lashawna Hauschild

lashawna.hauschild@gmail.com | (485) 287-2638 | Newark, DE

Summary


I am an experienced Animal Control Officer with over 3 years experience. I have a proven track record of safely and effectively capturing, transporting, and impounding animals in accordance with local ordinances. I am also adept at investigating animal cruelty complaints, educating the public on responsible pet ownership, and enforcing leash laws. In addition to my hands-on experience, I hold a bachelor's degree in biology which gives me a strong foundation in understanding animal behavior.

Experience


Animal Control Officer at First State Animal Center and SPCA, DEJun 2022 - Present

  • Successfully apprehended and removed 50 stray dogs from local neighborhoods.
  • Successfully placed 48 of the 50 dogs in new homes through either adoption or animal rescue organizations.
  • Euthanized 2 of the 50 dogs that were too aggressive to be placed in a home environment.
  • Worked with local law enforcement on 4 occasions to apprehend dangerous animals loose in public areas.
  • Educated pet owners on responsible pet ownership, including spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and microchipping their pets.
  • Responded to 150 calls for service related to animal control issues such as barking dog complaints, injured animals, etc.

Animal Control Officer II at Brandywine Valley SPCA, DEJul 2019 - May 2022

  • Led a team of four animal control officers in daily operations.
  • Handled over 1,200 calls for service annually.
  • Investigated and resolved over 400 cases of animal cruelty or neglect.
  • Removed dangerous animals from homes and public areas.
  • Educated the public on responsible pet ownership through presentations and community outreach events.
  • Trained new employees in departmental policies and procedures.

Education


High School Diploma at Newark High School, Newark, DESep 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for exams, how to do research, and how to write essays.

Skills


  • Animal Handling
  • Animal Restraint
  • Animal Euthanasia
  • Disease Control and Prevention
  • Wildlife Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Customer Service

Andreana Drell

andreana.drell@gmail.com | (290) 285-2296 | Gulfport, MS

Summary


I have over three years of experience as an Animal Control Officer. I am experienced in investigating complaints, capturing stray animals, and enforcing animal-related laws and regulations. I am also skilled in maintaining records and writing reports. I am passionate about my work and take pride in protecting both people and animals from harm.

Experience


Animal Control Officer at The Humane Society of the United States, MSMay 2022 - Present

  • Successfully apprehended 50% more stray animals than the previous year.
  • Successfully reunited 30% of lost pets with their owners.
  • Successfully placed 70% of adoptable animals in forever homes.
  • Responded to 500+ animal related calls and successfully resolved 85% of them.
  • Educated pet owners on responsible pet ownership, including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, Proper ID tags.

Animal Control Officer II at The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, MSAug 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Successfully apprehended and impounded 300 stray dogs over the course of one year.
  • Successfully reunited 150 lost pets with their owners over the course of one year.
  • Successfully investigated 100 animal cruelty complaints, leading to 50 arrests and convictions.
  • Successfully trained 10 new Animal Control Officers in best practices for humanely capturing and handling animals.
  • Successfully wrote 20 grants totaling $100,000 to fund various animal welfare initiatives in the community served by the agency.

Education


High School Diploma at Jackson State University, MSAug 2014 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.

Skills


  • Animal Handling
  • Animal Restraint
  • Animal Transport
  • Euthanasia Techniques
  • Record Keeping
  • Safety Procedures
  • Disease Control