Animal control officers usually work in government settings with county or city agencies where their core work is to deal with animals. They may be required to protect, care and capture animals. The following is a cover letter sample that someone working at this position can take benefit from when applying for a job in this capacity.

Cover Letter for Animal Control Officer Resume

891 W 12th Street
New York, NY 66678

January 18, 2013

Mr. Mathew Corder
HR Administrator
City of New York
3911 E 21st Street
New York, NY 63653


Dear Mr. Corder:

Working for animal welfare has been my life-long dream and I have been looking for an opportunity to work in this capacity for some time now. When I saw your advertisement for the position of an Animal Control Office for the City of New York in The Daily ClassAds, I must say I was quite excited about the prospect of working with you.

Previously, I have worked for a kennel for three years and I am comfortable with managing stray, sick and injured animals. Moreover, I possess some knowledge of wildlife management and can act as counsel when required. Additionally, I have the physical dexterity needed to cope with animals who may be out of control or when transporting them from one place to another. Furthermore, I have the knowledge needed to develop and present educational materials for the benefit of residents. My certification in NACA is an added benefit that I can offer to this position.

My resume is enclosed here and will provide you with further information on my ability to work as Animal Control Officer at the City of New York. I would like to meet you in person so we can discuss this in detail for which I will call you after the weekend. Please feel free to call me at (010) 888-8888 if you need any further information from me. Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Sincerely yours,

Aiden Hodge

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