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The "NACA News" is a quarterly magazine published by the National Animal Care & Control Association. It contains articles addressing issues of interest to its members and others concerned with the ongoing Animal/Human relationship and associated problems.

Since product advertising is encouraged, the "NACA News" has become a resource of information for service and product reviews. The "NACA News" has a circulation of over 4,500 per issue, and is distributed in eight countries. As a NACA member, you will receive the greatest resource within our field!


NACA provides a number of training programs designed to prepare animal care and control professionals for the challenges of solving animal care and control problems in today's world.

NACHO Training Academy (Modules A, B and C)
NACA Animal Control Officer Certification
Chemical Immobilization Certification
Euthanasia Certification

Individual Certificate Courses

  • Animal Handling Course for Disaster First Responders


The NACA Membership Network is the most extensive in the animal care and control industry. Members have access to the Membership Forum that reaches thousands of animal care and control professionals who share information to advance the health, morale, welfare, training and knowledge of animal care and control personnel and associations.


Animal Control Employee of the Year Award
Bill Lehman Memorial Award
Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award

The recipient of each of these awards receives a complimentary NACA Conference registration.

Outstanding State Association Award

The Association that wins this Award must be currently affiliated with NACA. The recipient of this Award will receive complimentary registration and $500 in sponsorship money for their next Conference.

Diane Lane Memorial Award

This award recognizes outstanding volunteer service.

As a NACA member, you are automatically eligible for any award that requires NACA membership.


Per the NACA bylaws:

Types of Voting Memberships:

Individual: Any person who shall adhere to purposes of the Corporation.



The Board of Directors of the National Animal Care & Control Association has established a scholarship fund in memory of the late NACA board member Joseph Maniaci.

The Joseph Maniaci Memorial Scholarship Fund was established as a tribute to Joe's commitment to professional training for animal control officers everywhere. The scholarship provides tuition for Module A and Module B of the NACHO Training Academy. Each scholarship provides tuition ONLY and DOES NOT include transportation, lodging, meals or other expenses. One scholarship may be awarded for each Academy session. Applicants may submit only one application, per session. Only NACA members are eligible to apply. 

The scholarship is a $525 value!


As a NACA member, you are automatically eligible for discounts on certain NACA resale items and registration for the NACA Annual Training Summit.

NACA Members are able to post job openings on the NACA website for the member only rate of $20.00, and NACA Agency Members are able to post job openings for FREE!  Be sure to log in to the NACA website before purchasing your job opening to see these member rates.

Animal Sheltering is a bimonthly, full-color, and broad-reaching magazine, Animal Sheltering is for everyone who cares about the animals in their community—from humane society directors and city animal control managers to kennel staff, volunteers, and private individuals working as activists, breed rescuers, wildlife rehabbers, veterinarians, and more.

Animal Sheltering would like to offer NACA members 50% off the regular subscription price. To obtain this special member only rate, click on the image below:

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