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Guide to the Sacramento County (Calif.) Animal Control Office records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sacramento County (Calif.) Animal Control Office records
    Dates: January 1972 - June 1979
    Collection number: CNTY0001
    Creator: Sacramento County (Calif.) Animal Control Office
    Collection Size: .3 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: Center for Sacramento History
    Sacramento, California 95811-0229
    Abstract: The Sacramento County Animal Control Office records documenting the monthly activities of the office between 1972 and 1979.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    The collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Center for Sacramento History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], CNTY0001, Sacramento County (Calif.) Animal Control Office records, Center for Sacramento History.

    Acquisition Information

    Received from George Schreiner, Director of Sacramento County Animal Control in August 1979 by the Sacramento Museum & History Department (Center for Sacramento History).

    Biography / Administrative History

    Sacramento County was chartered by the California State Legislature on Feb. 18, 1850 as one of ten chartered counties. Its role was to carry out three major state programs: public assistance, public protection, and road construction and maintenance. The Charter of 1933 gave the county "home-rule" status, granting it a greater role in planning, municipal service, and coordinating functions of urbanized areas.
    The county is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors, elected from districts of equal population for four years. Duties and responsibilities include: to enact regulatory ordinances and resolutions, to determine county policies, to approve all formal contracts and agreements, to adopt an annual budget, to set tax rates, to approve personnel salaries, to approve all zoning matters, and to appoint various county officials. The Board relies on an appointed County Executive to administer the county.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of one series containing Monthly Activity Reports. The statistical reports list types of animals received by the animal control center, numbers of each type of animal; and numbers sold, redeemed, or disposed of.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.