2020 Award Applications Are Closed
Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the work that they do in the animal care and control field?
The National Animal Care & Control Association understands that the work we do is physically and emotionally demanding, and requires individuals of the strongest character. Therefore, we have been recognizing individuals, agencies, organizations, and state associations for more than 25 years on the national level for their service within the animal care and control field.
Those of us working in animal care and control know exactly how much sacrifice and dedication it takes to truly excel in this field. Show how much you appreciate the dedication of your fellow officers, kennel personnel, office staff, volunteers, state associations, veterinarians, and industry partners, by taking the time to nominate them today for one of the NACA Awards listed below.
2020 Award Applications Are Closed
This award is given to an individual not directly employed in the animal care and control field, but who has shown an exceptional awareness in animal care and control related matters, which merits distinction. The recipient will be recognized as a “friend” of animal care and control, for contributions and outstanding action that has helped further the positive image of animal care and control professionals through local, state, or national animal control associations.
This award is for outstanding volunteer service. The nominee selected to win this award is someone who is not directly employed in the animal care and control field but serves in a volunteer capacity within the animal care and control field or other animal welfare-related activities. He or she will have demonstrated exceptional dedication or performed outstanding work far beyond the volunteer position’s requirements. To nominate someone for this award, you must work with or have direct first-hand knowledge of the nominee. Support or services provided by the nominee shall have directly benefited your agency or organization.
The Animal Care and Control Employee of the Year Award – 3 Awards:
Animal Control Officer of the Year
Humane Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Animal Care/Shelter Professional of the Year
This award is given to an individual that has been directly involved in the animal care and control profession for a minimum of five years and is a current individual NACA member. Recipients may be nominated for a single outstanding achievement in animal one of the three specific groups, or long-term exceptional performance in the animal care and control field.
The Outstanding State Association Award
This award recognizes the State Animal Control Association that best promotes and exemplifies professionalism in the animal care and control field. Factors considered in granting this award include the number of active members, increases in new members, improved quality of animal care and control programs within their state, active sponsors of seminars and training for members, and engaged in NACA sponsored training and events. The recipient of this award must be a current NACA Affiliated State Association.
The Outstanding Animal Care and Control Agency Award
This award is given to a current Agency Member of NACA. This award’s selection criterion includes effective training programs for personnel, outstanding/innovative public education programs, active community involvement, and average officer response time to calls for assistance.
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