National Animal Care & Control Association
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.
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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News & Updates
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...
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...
Navigating a Changing Landscape. 2019 Training Conference & Show – October 9 – 11, 2019 – Orlando, Florida This year the National Animal Care & Control Association Training Conference has over 25 breakout sessions, 2 Super Sessions, One-on-One and Round-Table...
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...
In this episode I speak with Ed Jamison the director for the City of Dallas Animal Services. Ed oversees one of the countries largest animal control operations with a team of 200 and over 40,000 pets coming in to care each year. Ed recently co-hosted a one day summit...
John Thompson is the recently hired Executive Director for the National Animal Care and Control Association. John has an extensive history working in the law enforcement community and a strong desire to help pets in need. In this episode you will get to learn about...
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October 9 – 11, 2019
Join us for the 2019 NACA Training Conference & Show
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
The 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.
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
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