The Department of Agriculture's (DOAG) Animal Control Division investigates property damage, injury and nuisance caused by dogs. Information is provided about dog licensing requirements, canine health and rabies control. The division also rehabilitates animals that have been victims of ongoing cruelty.
The Animal Population Control Program (APCP) provides vaccination and sterilization for any dog or cat adopted from a municipal impound facility. Voucher benefits are available for independent pet owners who qualify.
Wild animals can cause a variety of problems including taking up residence in areas where they are unwanted, posing a threat to human safety, and damaging crops, livestock or property. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division can often resolve such problems by providing advice over the telephone or through the mail, but a substantial number of situations require direct action by a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator (NWCO).