About the Animal Control Management book
In my new book, Animal Control Management: A New Look at a Public Responsibility (Purdue University Press, 2010), I take the reader on a journey behind the scenes of managing animal control operations to examine selected management concerns that merit attention. People working in animal control have told me they wish they’d had this book years ago.
This book is the first of its kind to discuss in detail the actual management of local animal control programs as opposed to the care of the animals. It covers financial, personnel, legal, health, and safety issues that animal control directors and management staff need to know in providing direction and oversight of animal control programs. I also offer new insights and strategies for more effective management. For example, the two chapters on contracting discuss the steps in the process, strategies, and suggested provisions in the written agreement to make the program more effective. The animal law chapters explain the basis for the laws, and highlight those provisions, that if enacted into law, can strengthen enforcement options. I also cover interacting with the public and the media, liability issues, wildlife problems, and the politics of animal control.
In her extensive review of the book, blogger and former animal control officer Mary Scriver notes that animal control is an incendiary topic, and says, “You know Steve is talking about something he knows” and “For anyone charged with designing or reforming a new animal control service … this will amount to a map and handbook.”
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- ISBN: 9781557535405
- Subtitle: A New Look at a Public Responsibility
- Author: Stephen Aronson
- Publisher: Purdue University Press
- Subject: Animals — Treatment.
- Subject: Wildlife pests — Control.
- Subject: Environmental Science
- Subject: Management – General
- Publication Date: January 2010
- Binding: Paperback
- Language: English
- Pages: 370
- Available now from Purdue University Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble