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From rescuing six baby wild turkeys at the bottom of a storm drain to capturing a ten-foot-long (3-m) boa constrictor slithering through a Florida neighborhood, animal control officers are devoted to protecting animals and ensuring the safety of people. In this gripping new book, young readers will meet the fearless animal control officers who share a selfless dedication to helping animals that are trapped, abandoned, or abused. Through action-packed stories, including the heart-pounding rescue of a black lab from an icy pond, young readers will learn how these everyday heroes use their quick thinking and expert skills to come to the aid of an animal at a moment's notice. In addition, readers will get an inside look at how animal control officers prepare for their job so that they are always ready to help and protect animals and people. Large, full-color photos and dramatic real-life stories will keep kids turning the pages to learn more.