Humane Deputy Program

The Humane Officer reviews and conducts compliance checks on all animal bite cases reported to the Sheriff's Office, ensuring Rabies Control Program requirements for vaccination, veterinarian checks, and quarantine are met. The Humane Officer investigates and/or conducts follow-up on animal neglect and mistreatment cases and further serves as a ready resource to provide guidance at any given day or time to other Deputies assigned to these types of cases. The Humane Officer also provides statutory and investigatory guidance regarding animal cases to surrounding agencies.