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.
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.
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
d. The reason for taking custody of the animal
e. The location where the animal was taken into
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