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NACA Urgent Notice: Potential Government Shutdown Implications

Dear NACA Members, We want to bring your attention to a matter of potential concern that may impact local government animal control agencies and other public service entities across the country. As you may be aware, there is the possibility of a government shutdown...

Unity of Animal Control & Sheltering

Unity of Animal Control & Sheltering The National Animal Care and Control Association [NACA] supports the integration of animal control and sheltering services under unified leadership. The potential union of these essential functions represents an approach that...

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January 2023 Dispatch Digest

“Though we can’t go back in time and make a brand-new start, we can start today and make a brand-new ending”! Nothing is truer for animal care and control, every day you have an amazing opportunity to positively impact each human and animal you encounter and rewrite the ending to their stories.

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Tia Hickman moved in 2007 from Odessa, Ukraine to the United States. In 2017 she followed her passion and love of animals . . .

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December Dispatch Digest

This time of year is a wonderful reminder of how we can overcome any challenge and achieve any goal, but only if we have the right people on our side. Every NACA member is undeniably a big part of why we’ve accomplished so much in the last year. May your holidays be filled with love, happiness, and joy.

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November 2022 Dispatch Digest

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As we move into November, NACA wants to express our gratitude for your willingness, consistent efforts, and the hard work you each put in to ensure that people and animals in your communities are safe. We wish you all and your families a healthy and happy start to the holiday season!

HUMANE HIGHLIGHT
Meet Kelli Simoneau, director of Chester County Animal Control in South Carolina, a small rural community.

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Missed the Open NACA Board Candidate Forum? Don't worry! 🎥🔁 You can catch all the insightful discussions, ideas, and visions for our future by rewatching the session from your NACA Member Portal. 💻✨ Your engagement matters, and your voice is essential. Let's stay informed and active to#opencandidateforumi#stayinformeda#nacamemberN#nacanetworkacanetwork ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, we are thrilled to mark a significant milestone in our journey - our 45th Anniversary! 🎈🥳For four and a half decades, our organization has been dedicated to making a positive difference in the field of animal care and control. 🌟 We've seen growth, faced challenges, and, most importantly, continued to deliver on our mission. From humble beginnings to the impactful organization, we are today, we couldn't have done it without our incredible members, volunteers, staff, and the amazing agencies and states we serve. Thank you for believing in our mission and being part of our story. Here's to 45 years of making the world a better place and to many more years of positive change, collaboration, and community building though animal welfare a#45YearsStrong#anniversarycelebrations#milestonet#communityimpactC#thankyoum#TogetherWeCan #celebrationtimeC#nacanetworkme #nacanetwork ... See MoreSee Less
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NACA was honored to have board member @MicheleShiber representing NACA at the 34th annual Connecticut Animal Control Officers Training Seminar Conference last week! CT has over 200 ACOs in the state and 143 of them were in attendance...an impressive turnout and we were so honored to have been a part of the training and meet so many amazing hard-working ACOs across the state of Connecticut!!! #nacanetwork #animalcareandcontrol #professionaldevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
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Will you join us in breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and creating a more compassionate and resilient animal control community? NACA is excited to announce that we have opened another Mental Health First Aid Course in November for our dedicated animal control professionals!Just as we care for the well-being of our animal friends, it's equally important to prioritize our own mental health. Through this course, we'll learn how to recognize, support, and respond to mental health challenges within our teams and communities. Our certified instructor will guide you through this invaluable training, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to provide immediate assistance and empathy to those facing mental health crises. As animal control officers, you play a crucial role in our community's well-being. This training will not only benefit your own mental health but also enable you to be a compassionate and supportive resource for others.Register here: nacatraining.org/aco-mhfa-certification/Registration for 2024 classes will be open soon, stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less
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When NACA and the Animal Incident Management Group (AIM) of the BISSELL Pet Foundation teamed up and reached out... Animal Control Officer and VP of Washington Animal Control Association Kristi Boucher answered the call!!! Answering the call for help and stepping up when it matters most is where true heroes emerge! 💪💙 Whether it's animals in need or a community in crisis, being there for one another defines our humanity. We thank you, Kristie, and all the officers who have stepped up to keep the support goingMaui Humane Societyciety as they continue on the road to recovery. We will continue to share their stories to stay tune#acostrongt#PartnershipsMattera#maui##animalcareandcontrolntrol ... See MoreSee Less
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