Animal Control Officer Jacob (or ACO Jake for short) is the main antagonist of the 2009 Nickelodeon movie Hotel for Dogs.
He was portrayed by Ajay Naidu.
Jake works at the New York animal pound. He hates dogs and does everything in his power, along with Max, to lock up every single dog in the city only to have their plans foiled by Bruce and Andi and their friends.
His and Max's cruelty becomes clear later on when they capture all the dogs and threaten to kill them all. However Bruce and Andi's dog Friday escapes capture and returns to his owners an their friends who race them back to the hotel. At the hotel, Jake, Max and the rest of the Animal Control Officers are summoned to the hotel to take away the dogs. However, the kids and Bernie Wilkins, Bruce and Andi's social worker, intervene and tell the crowd stories about the dogs and how they never lost hope. As a result, the police decide to call off the ACO and let the public explore the hotel.
It is unknown what happens to him and Max afterwards, though it can be implied that they're both arrested for their crimes and charges with animal cruelty and murder, and the animal pound possibly gets shut down for good.
Jake is cruel, cold-hearted animal pound worker. He also shares similarities with his partner, Max.
- His real name is presumably Jacob.