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Celebrating animal control officers

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - 9 On Your Side says "thank you" to the many animal control officers in Eastern North Carolina as it’s Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week.

Much like every law enforcement officer in the nation, there is no such thing as a typical day.

Greenville Police Department's animal control officers take about 15 calls a day, each quite different.

You might call them if your pet ran away or if you see a lost dog; yet the most common type of call they receive is to report animal abuse and neglect.

"Animal control officers see the worst, what mankind is capable of,” said Tim Langley, Animal Control Director at Greenville Police Department. “Not saying everybody is bad but in these types of situations we're looking out for the health and welfare of the animal. There are good outcomes at times when you find the animal another home."

Now that the weather is warming up, officers will begin their busy months. They’ll respond to calls from dogs left in hot cars to poisonous snakes on property.

The Greenville Police Department is hosting a meet and greet with animal control officers on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the GPD Headquarters. Several awards will be given to our Animal Control Officers, to include “Animal Control Officer of the Year.”

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