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Animal control: A job with few protections

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A Sacramento Animal Control Department officer carries a cage with one of Joseph Corey’s cats after removing it from his former home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Multiple cats and dogs were removed from the property after police said Corey shot and killed an animal control officer who was coming to take the pets on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, as part of an eviction process. That sparked a 17-hour standoff that lasted until Corey was taken into custody at 5 a.m. Thursday.

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Animal control officers face growling dogs, angry cats and rabid wildlife in a normal week. But these officers say the more dangerous part of their job is dealing with the humans forced to give up their pets.

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Maggie Creamer/News-Sentinel

A Sacramento Animal Control Department officer carries a cage with one of Joseph Corey’s cats after removing it from his former home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Multiple cats and dogs were removed from the property after police said Corey shot and killed an animal control officer who was coming to take the pets on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, as part of an eviction process. That sparked a 17-hour standoff that lasted until Corey was taken into custody at 5 a.m. Thursday.

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