Will “Dog Catcher” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
21% Chance of Automation
“Dog Catcher” will almost certainly not be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #210 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 33-9011.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 36,600.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 17.00
- Currently, there are 12,970 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Animal Control Workers”.
Also Known As…
- Animal Control Workers
- Dog Control Officer
- Community Service Officer
- Animal Park Code Enforcement Officer
- Animal Control Officer
- Animal Attendant
- Police Officer
- Humane Officer
- Humane Agent
- Dog Warden
- Dog Pound Attendant
- Code Enforcement Supervisor
- Code Enforcement Officer
- Code Enforcement Inspector
- Canine Service Instructor-Trainer
- Animal Warden
- Animal Treatment Investigator
- Animal Rescuer
- Animal Cruelty Investigator
- Animal Cruelty Investigation Supervisor
- Animal Cop
- Animal Control Specialist
Tasks for “Dog Catcher”
- Write reports of activities, and maintain files of impoundments and dispositions of animals.
- Clean facilities and equipment such as dog pens and animal control trucks.
- Organize the adoption of unclaimed animals.
- Answer inquiries from the public concerning animal control operations.
- Issue warnings or citations in connection with animal-related offenses, or contact police to report violations and request arrests.
- Supply animals with food, water, and personal care.
- Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports.
- Prepare for prosecutions related to animal treatment, and give evidence in court.
- Examine animal licenses, and inspect establishments housing animals for compliance with laws.
- Contact animal owners to inform them that their pets are at animal holding facilities.
- Examine animals for injuries or malnutrition, and arrange for any necessary medical treatment.
- Remove captured animals from animal-control service vehicles and place animals in shelter cages or other enclosures.
- Euthanize rabid, unclaimed, or severely injured animals.
- Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions, using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as necessary.
- Educate the public about animal welfare, and animal control laws and regulations.
- Train police officers in dog handling and training techniques for tracking, crowd control, and narcotics and bomb detection.
Related Technology & Tools
- Mobile radios
- Microchip readers
- Cable winches
- Animal catch poles
- Noose poles
- Veterinary stethoscopes
- Animal capture nets
- Animal control shotguns
- Crimping pliers
- Work trucks
- Snake tongs
- Power lifts
- Personal computers
- Tranquilizer guns
- Dog muzzles
- Animal traps
- Snake hooks
- Electro muscular disruption devices EMDD
- Compact digital cameras
- Animal cages
- Wildlife cameras
- Cat crates
- Bat excluders
- CISCO Software ACS Animal Control System
- Microsoft Office
- Multiple Options Animal Shelter Management System
- RescueConnection Software ShelterConntection
- Web browser software
- Microsoft Excel
- Geographic information system GIS software
- Microsoft Word
- TRAX Animal Control and Dog Warden Officer Software
- Microsoft Outlook
- ARK Software Ark Shelter Software
- RoseRush Services Shelter Pro
- Animal Shelter Manager