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Animal Bites 

  A person who knows of an animal bite that caused an abrasion, scratch, puncture, tear, or piercing of the skin that causes bleeding or scratch to an individual shall report the incident or animal to the local rabies control authority, in which the animal is located, or in which the exposure occurs. 


Please promptly report animal bites to your local Health department & Animal Control/Police Dept. offices immediately.

Alabama Animal Control Association

Rabies Vaccination 

The owner of each domestic dog or cat shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies by four months of. The animal must receive a booster within the twelve-month interval following initial vaccination. Every domestic dog or cat must be re-vaccinated against rabies at a minimum of at least once every three years with a rabies vaccine licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture. The vaccine must be administered by a state licensed vet and according to label recommendations. Official rabies vaccination certificates shall be issued by the vaccinating veterinarian. 

Justin Reynolds

Wildlife Services/Biologist Auburn University 

Biologist Auburn University 

Email:  

Justin.K.Reynolds@aphis.usda.gov

Alabama Animal Control Association


Training of
Animal Control Officers :

(Section 3-1-16) 
Every locality employing an animal control officer and deputy animal control officers shall Require that they complete the following training: 

1.
Within 9 months from date of hire, a 40 hour minimum standards training course that has
been approved by the Alabama Animal Control Association (AACA). AACA has the authority to recognize training from public or private organizations from other states, National Organizations and State Animal Control/Welfare training agencies as long as course curriculum meets minimum standards as established by AACA.
These standards will be open for public comment before final adoption.

2.
A minimum of eight hours of additional training to be completed annually the curriculum to be approved by AACA as in subsection A1 of this chapter.

Alabama Animal Control Association

Humane Investigators :

(Section 13A-11-242)
Appointment of agents

Any county or municipality may appoint one or more trained agents to inspect alleged violations
of this article, to protect dogs or cats from any cruelty charged, and to prevent any cruelty to any
Local governing body duly called with notice.


(Act 2000-615, p. 1252, 83.)
Any locality employing an animal control officer or deputy animal control officers may appoint them as agents to inspect alleged violations of the dog and cat cruelty law, once they have received AACA certification.

Animal control officers: records
An animal control officer, upon taking custody of any animal in the course of fulfilling his or Her duties, shall immediately make a record of the matter to include:

a. The date in which the animal was taken into custody
b. The date of the making of the record.
c. A physical description of the animal to include but not limited to; species, color, breed, sex, approximate age; approximate weight; any identification on the animal, any special
identifying characteristics
d. The reason for taking custody of the animal
e. The location where the animal was taken into
custody
f. Name and address of the owner of the animal, if known
g. The disposition of the animal Records required by this subsection shall be maintained by the locality employing the animal control officer for 7 years and shall be made available for public inspection upon request

Alabama Animal Control Association