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The animal control officer was an Earth Kingdom national who lived in Ba Sing Se. Expressing a certain distaste for animals, he would find and imprison as many stray creatures as he could, before traveling around the Lower Ring selling them to butchers.[1]


The animal control officer captured Momo and three pygmy pumas and attempted to sell them to a butcher, who intended to use them as food. However, before this deal was finalized, Momo was able to open his cage, as the animal control officer had left the key in the lock, and escape along with the pygmy pumas, whom he freed as well. The officer and butcher soon returned to the cells to find them empty.[2]


Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book Two: Earth (土)


  1. 1.0 1.1 From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on (link). No longer updated, encyclopedia now broken though archived here.
  2. Estoesta, Joann, Wahlander, Lisa, Huebner, Andrew, Scheppke, Gary, MacMullan, Lauren, Mattila, Katie, Ridge, Justin, Volpe, Giancarlo (writers) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (September 29, 2006). "The Tales of Ba Sing Se". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 15. Nickelodeon.