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Title: 8 - Animals

Chapter: 01 - General Provisions

Section: 50 - Director of Animal Control

A. The Agricultural Commissioner shall be the ex officio Director of Animal Control, which shall be a division of the Del Norte County Agricultural Department. The Division of Animal Control shall be responsible for:
1. Regulating, controlling and protecting animals and enforcing laws pertaining thereto within the unincorporated area of the county, and in any other jurisdictions which have authorized the Division to act under a Joint Powers Agreement with the county, pursuant to Government Code §6500 et seq. for the provision of animal control services;
2. Maintaining the county animal shelter;
3. The care of animals impounded by any officer or employee of the county or of any other public entity designated by the board of supervisors;
4. The issuance of all licenses under this title, and shall assist the local health officer in performing rabies control activities within the county in accordance with Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 121575) of Part 6 of Division 105 of the Health and Safety Code and any regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, to the extent applicable within Del Norte County.
B. Whenever this Chapter grants a power to or imposes a duty upon the Director of Animal Control, such power may be exercised or such duty performed by either the Director or such of the Director's representative(s) as the director may designate. Whenever “Animal Control” is referred to in this Title, it refers to the Director of Animal Control or his or her representatives