Animal Control Officers handle vicious animal complaints, cruelty cases, problematic wildlife, injured animals, barking dogs, abandoned pets, and many other types of cases in which an animal needs help. The unit works closely with Raleigh Police Department's patrol officers and detectives, who sometimes encounter mistreated, starving, or vicious animals when they respond to calls or serve search warrants. Animal Control Officers also check in with Wake County sheriff's deputies who find abandoned pets in Raleigh residences from which the tenants have been evicted. Please be aware of the following city codes that apply to animals. If you want to read any animal ordinance, feel free to look up any city code.