The Sheriff's Office Animal Control officer with the help of Deputies, handles everything from lost or strayed livestock to barking dog calls; animal bites to animal cruelty; vicious dogs to rabid skunks. The Sheriff contracts with several of the smaller communities in the county to provide them with animal control services as well. Most don't have enough work to justify hiring someone themselves, so the Sheriff charges a $200/yr fee for animal control to patrol the town and pick up strays running at large (up to 4 dogs per month), then $40/head for the dogs collected beyond that.
Animal Control also humanely traps small mammals that become a nuisance around the homes of rural citizens.
The Sheriff encourages everyone to follow the US Humane Society recommendations to spay or neuter your pets.