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Default Common ACO [animal control officer] Acronyms

By way of being clearer, let's build a list of acronyms we use often and add to it here, so that someone who's trying to figure out what the heck someone means when they have a "HBC m/n tortie that bit them, darn it, and they don't have PrEP." I'm hunting around to find the old list I used to have in Word, but here's a couple to get the ball rolling. ACOs please add yours! It'll also be interesting, I'm sure, to see the regional differences ...

ACO = animal control officer

ASO = animal services officer

F, F/S = female, female/spayed

FIW = flew into window (usually birds; see also HBW)

HBC = hit by car

HBW = hit by window (e.g., birds who flew into a window; see also FIW)

HLE = humane law enforcement

HRS = high-rise syndrome (injuries to animal from long fall)

M, M/N = male, male/neutered

R/P, R.P., RP = Reporting Party

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) = rabies vaccinations you get BEFORE you get bitten (usually for on-the-job protection, e.g. ACOs, vets, etc.)

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) = rabies vaccinations you get AFTER you get bitten.

W/L = wildlife
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LOL, i feel this thread was a and should be renamed... "kgill needs help knowing what the heck we're saying...." LOL...
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APS = Animal Protection Services

APO = Animal Protection Officer

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RAL - Running at Large
DOA - Dead on Arrival
DIR - Director or Died In Route
C2C - Cujo's 2nd Cousin
ACCO - Animal Care & Control Officer
DW - Dog Warden
DDW - Deputy Dog Warden
CCC - Carcass Concealment Coordinator
RP - Reporting Party (or Road Pizza)
COMP - Complainant
VIC - Victim
CI - Confidential Informant
RTO - Returned to Owner
RIF - Returned in Field
NPM - Not Police Matter
PPG - Personal Protective Gear
PACE - Police Assisted Community Enforcement
AAP - Animal Awareness Program

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See, interesting! Hereabouts it would be

CCC = "check care and conditions of ...", a type of call, as in "CCC dog on roof at 123 Maple"

PPE = Personal Protective Equipment (instead of gear)


Mark, I so laughed when I read this:
DIR - Director or Died In Route
I skipped the "or" when I was reading, and my first thought was, wow, it happens so often they need an acronym for that??
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DIR - Director or Died In Route...

don't want to get these 2 mixed up now do we? Or is that one of those that is a toss up??
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DO= dog owner
BDO=bite dog owner
BD= bite dog
comp= complainant
RP= responsible party

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OK.. is everyone making fun of me now??
Dude! No, we're just riffing on the excellence of your idea for a thread!

(And could I please, like, channel Pauley Shore some more?? Totally!)
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(And could I please, like, channel Pauley Shore some more?? Totally!)

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