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What does "animal control" mean?


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"Animal control" is a noun that means the office or governmental department in charge of taking control of animals in specific situations, such as dangerous animals, animals that are lost or are strays, and abused animals. They're also in charge of finding homes for animals or returning them to their homes. Ex: The dog seemed dangerous, so we called animal control. Ex: There were a few stray cats on this street, but I think animal control took them.

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