LANCASTER – The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) has announced the arrival of tactical protective vests for animal control officers, made possible by a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
The outer wear tactical vests are designed for use by animal control officers to wear when they’re taking part in higher risk enforcement operations, such as serving search warrants or when assisting other law enforcement agencies with tactical operations.
Three protective vests have been shipped to the Lancaster Animal Care Center, DACC officials said. One vest will go to the Major Case Unit Officer and the other two will be used by animal control officers assisting on special enforcement operations.
“Our officers face many of the same dangers as police officers or Sheriff’s deputies inherent with tactical enforcement operations,” said Marcia Mayeda, DACC’s director. “We are thankful for the ASPCA’s support and generosity with helping to keep our officers safe.”
The ASPCA is a national animal protection agency committed to supporting regional animal care and control agencies like the DACC. It’s website is www.aspca.org.
The Lancaster Animal Care Center is located at 5210 West Avenue I in Lancaster. The center serves the following areas: Lake Elizabeth, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Leona Valley, Palmdale, Pearblossom, Quartz Hill and Valyermo.
(Information via press release the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control.)