RACO - Become a Reserve Animal Control Officer
The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services Needs 15 Qualified Volunteers to serve as Reserve Animal Control Officers (RACO). Animals are dying on our City streets each week. Our stray animal population is out of control and needs protection right now. But currently, there are only two Animal Control officers covering the night shift for the entire City of Los Angeles. These two officers are responsible for carrying out all investigations and requests for an estimated population of over 30,000 stray animals and 3 million pet owners (who own 2 million dogs and cats, horses and other animals). Due to the lack of officers, there is a marked lack of responsiveness by Animal Services for the approximately 500 emergency phone calls each week resulting in a 6-week or never backlog for “Emergency” phone calls.