this is an outdated text: switch to the updated & improved dc code website
home, about

The DC Code: § 8-1802 Animal Care and Control Agency.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)
The Mayor may contract, either by negotiation or competitive bid, with a District of Columbia humane organization to serve as the Animal Care and Control Agency. The Mayor may delegate all or part of his authority under this chapter, including the issuance of notices of violations, to the Animal Care and Control Agency; provided, that only a sworn member of the Metropolitan Police Department may serve a notice of violation with respect to § 8- 1808(a) outside the premises of the animal shelter.
The Animal Care and Control Agency shall:
Deliver all fees collected under this subchapter to the Mayor;
Allow the Mayor or the Mayor's designee to inspect the Animal Care and Control Agency to determine compliance with District laws, regulations, policies, and contractual obligations;
Ensure that all contractually required records are accurate, easily accessible, and available at all times;
Immediately inform the Mayor or the Mayor's designee of any significant changes in its operations or leadership.
The Animal Care and Control Agency shall promote:
The reduction of euthanasia of animals for which medical treatment or adoption is possible; and
The utilization of trap, spay or neuter, and return practices as a means of controlling the feral cat population; provided, that all efforts shall be made to adopt out a trapped, tamable kitten.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-1002. 1973 Ed., § 6-2402. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-281, in the section heading and subsec. (a), substituted " "Animal Care and Control Agency" for "Animal Control Agency"; rewrote subsec. (b); and added subsec. (c). Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) which had read as follows: "(b) The Animal Control Agency shall deliver all fees collected under this chapter to the Mayor." Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-30, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 8-1801. Law 3-97, the "Animal Control Act Amendment Act of 1980," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 3-211, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 17, 1980 and July 1, 1980, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 16, 1980, it was assigned Act No. 3-219 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For Law 17-281, see notes following § 8-1801. Delegation of Authority Delegation of authority pursuant to Law 3-30, see Mayor's Order 83-206, August 2, 1983, as amended by Mayor's Order 86-64, April 22, 1986. DC CODE § 8-1802 Current through December 11, 2012


(Oct. 18, 1979, D.C. Law 3-30, § 3, 26 DCR 765; Sept. 16, 1980, D.C. Law 3-97, § 2(a), 27 DCR 3523; Dec. 5, 2008, D.C. Law 17-281, § 104(b), 55 DCR 9186.)