Programs that establish and enforce local ordinances that govern the conditions under which domestic animals are kept and permitted in public.
Programs that provide pet-related supplies or services which enable pet owners to acquire a pet and/or take care of their pet's needs.
Programs that provide a variety of services that shield domestic animals from harm in the form of cruelty, abuse, neglect or exploitation. Included are services for abandoned, lost or otherwise homeless animals and those who need to be rescued from dangerous situations.
Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for animals who have illnesses, injuries or emotional problems; and which euthanize animals who are aged or in severe pain because of untreatable health problems. Preventive care is generally also available.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.