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We hope everyone who attended this years conference had a great time. We are looking forward to Reno for the 2020 NACA Training Conference!

Thank You NACA Training Conference 2019 Sponsors - Looking Forward to Reno 2020

National Animal Care & Control Association

Vision

NACA envisions a world in which all animal care and control professionals are respected as essential public servants and receive consistent support, resources and training allowing them to effectively and compassionately achieve the highest quality of life for the animals and citizens in the community they serve.

Mission

The National Animal Care & Control Association is a non-profit organization that is committed to setting the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking, and advocacy.

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A MESSAGE FROM NACA’S PRESIDENT

It is with excitement, anticipation and great honor that I now serve you as your President for 2020.

A new day begins for NACA as we strengthen our focus on the needs of our membership through better benefits, training, and alliances with state associations, and other industry partners. As I look ahead to 2020, I will be laser-focused on growing our membership, while developing new programs that will invest in your careers and future.

NACA’s true strength comes from you, our members! If you are not a member, please consider joining today and help us build a great organization that will continue to serve the men and women in animal care & control!

Please know that we value you, and we are here to help you, listen to you, and engage you. Investment in NACA, as a member, will be well worth the value.

Scott Giacoppo,
NACA President 2019/2020

News & Updates

2019 NACA Awards

2019 NACA Awards

2019 NACA Awards Congratulations to all the 2019 Award Receipients! Agency / Organizational Awards 2019 Outstanding State Association - Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers 2019 Outstanding Animal Care and Control Agency - Albuquerque Animal Welfare...

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2019 NACA Board of Directors Election Results

2019 NACA Board of Directors Election Results

This is the board for the next year. Congratulations to Cindy Walden, Dr. Josh Fisher, Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Scott Giacoppo and Adam Ricci with their selections in this years process. We hope everyone who attended this years conference had a great time. We are...

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New & Improved NACA Disaster Database

New & Improved NACA Disaster Database

Helping Animals in Disasters via the NACA Disaster Database When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August of 2005, animal welfare organizations from across the country responded to help the animals impacted by the storm. Unfortunately, with each organization...

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NACA’S PAW-one: Episode 5 with Scott Giacoppo

NACA’S PAW-one: Episode 5 with Scott Giacoppo

Scott Giacoppo joins the podcast to wrap up the Best Friends Animal Society National Conference held in Dallas, Texas. A number of great highlights and of course some off topic rants as to be expected with Scott on the show. Please send any topic or guest requests to...

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NACA’s PAW-one : Episode 4 with Shyanne Schull

NACA’s PAW-one : Episode 4 with Shyanne Schull

Shyanne Schull joins the podcast this week to talk about field return to owner programs and how it interfaces with their other community programs. Schull is the director of the Washoe County Regional Animal Services in Washoe County, Nevada and a former board members...

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NACA’S PAW-one: Episode 3 with Dr. Apryl Steele

NACA’S PAW-one: Episode 3 with Dr. Apryl Steele

Dr. Apryl Steele is a veterinarian and the current President and CEO for the Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Steele also was heavily involved in the creation of the sheltering approach referred to as socially conscious sheltering and development of...

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Training & Certifications

NACA ACO Certification

To obtain NACA Certification as an Animal Control Officer, an individual must have successfully completed both the NACA Level 1 and Level 2 Academies, or both of the National Animal Control and Humane Officer Academy (NACHO) Module A and Module B Academies, or the appropriate combination thereof.

NACHO Training Academy

The National Animal Care & Control Association and Code 3 Associates have partnered to develop a higher standard in animal care and cruelty investigation training: The National Animal Control and Humane Officer (NACHO) Training Academy. 

New Online Training Opportunities!

NACA recognizes that the Animal Care & Control Professionals are very busy and often cannot get away for a week for training. In order to better meet these needs, we will soon be offering Online Training Academies in these areas:

  • Animal Control Officer Academy
  • Humane Law Officer Academy
  • Animal Shelter & Care Academy

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

NACA is dedicated to your Professional Development. By joining NACA you’ll have access to the best training opportunities. You can also connect with fellow NACA members! In our member’s only site you can post your profile, collaborate together on projects, share your ideas & expertise with others.

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