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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 4,800 per issue, and is distributed in eight countries. As a member, you receive the greatest resource within our field!

Upcoming NACA News Themes

Ad & Copy Deadline: December 10, 2015
Distribution: February 1, 2016
Theme: Community Cat Programs
What is the current status of community cat programs nationally? Share the status of your programs, provide stats, show how to find funding, provide your public education ideas or share your successes or failures so others can learn how to implement programs in their jurisdictions. 

Ad & Copy Deadline: March 10, 2016
Distribution: May 1, 2016
Theme: Face to Face: The Human Side of Animal Care and Control
How do we develop the tools needed to interact with others, and perform our duties well, given the wide range of community diversity, issues of mental illness, encountering difficult people, and the varied socio-economic and cultural differences we observe?

Ad & Copy Deadline: June 10, 2016
Distribution: August 1, 2016
Theme: Where's the Party?: Successful Events and Programs
Share the fantastic events and programs are you doing in your community, or at your facility. 

Ad & Copy Deadline: September 10, 2016
Distribution: November 1, 2016
Theme: Continuing Education for Animal Care and Control - What do you do?
What have you done to continue your education? What type of continuing education is offered in your area and where are there gaps?


To Submit an Article

We are looking for interesting and informative articles for our NACA News readers to enjoy and learn from covering topics related to the Animal Control/Care field, to include product reviews, NACA member profiles, the technical aspects of Animal Control/Care work, or even something humorous pertaining to your experiences in the field or shelter. Articles from NACA Members, as well as articles pertaining to the theme, receive primary consideration.

NACA encourages you to get that pencil and paper ready! Below are the basic guidelines to follow when submitting articles and images for review and possible publication:

Articles should ONLY be in either Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Rich Text Format or Plain Text. (Please do not submit articles in HTML format as we have standard templates we use for article insertion). Times New Roman, 10 point, left justified, single-spaced.

Articles should be submitted prior to the copy deadline.

Length should not exceed 1500 words (give or take a few - some exceptions can be made depending on the article content) and should be no less than 500 words. If your submission is over 1500 words, you may want to consider dividing it into parts - e.g., Part One, Part Two, etc. (keeping in mind that the follow up articles need to be completed for the next issue deadlines).

Accompanying images should be at least 300 DPI and no larger than 500 pixels on the longest side (this allows us room to re-size and add Drop Shadow, etc.). Should we need additional images we will request them from you. Please DO NOT embed photos within your e-mail message or within your document. Photos should be sent as a separate file attachment.

The number of images should be limited to 4-5 to allow us a few choices for placement in the article.

Articles must pertain to some aspect of Animal Control/Care and the issue's theme, if possible.

Include a short, 2-3 sentence, "bio" about yourself and your position, along with your contact information.

Once you have the article completed, along with the images that you wish to be included, please send them as e-mail attachments to for review. THANKS!!!

P.S. As with any publication and space restrictions, be mindful that not all submissions will get published.

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