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Animal Control in Pawnee wasn't one of the most effective branches of Pawnee's government. Leslie Knope referred to them as "a bunch of burned out morons".

In Animal Control , Chris Traeger fires the whole department due to their incompetence. After failing to find a suitable new director, April Ludgate suggests to dissolve the department into the Parks and Recreation department. Chris and Leslie then appoint her Deputy Director of the new sub-department.

Employees[edit | edit source]

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Current[edit | edit source]

Employee Title
April Ludgate Deputy Director (2013-)
Ron Swanson Director of Parks and Recreation

Former[edit | edit source]

Employee Title
Eugene Dredge Former Director (until 2011)
Brett Hull Former Co-Director (until 2013)
Harris Wittels Former Co-Director (until 2013)

Wanted Pests[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

When Ann confronts Ron about his being sick, he is dressed like Ignatius Reilly, the hypochondriac antihero of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces .

Photos[edit | edit source]

Ron Swanson as Ignatius Reilly

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