NACA Board Meeting

NACA Board Meeting

Thursday, September 09, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT

Membership is invited to join the monthly NACA Board Meeting

Every 2nd Thursday public meeting

Board Application Process is Closed

Board Application Process is Closed

The Board Member Application Process opened on July 12th, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST and closed August 13th, 2021 at 10:00AM Central

July 12th – August 13th– Applications/nominations for new board members open
August 13th – August 20th – Committee will review the applications
August 20th – October 15th – Candidate Bios will be available on the website for review by the membership
October 19th – 20th – VOTING by membership
Oct 23rd – Annual Membership Meeting with new board members announced
Oct 23rd – First Board Meeting with new board members (immediately following the membership meeting)

NACA Board Application Process Opens 7/12/2021

NACA Board Application Process Opens 7/12/2021 at 10AM Central

Application Process Closes On August 13, 2021

BE A NATIONAL LEADER

Serving on the NACA Board is one of the most rewarding ways for you as a Animal Care and Control Professional to bring your expertise to the service of animal care and control at the national level.

Applications to the Board of Directors must be made via the NACA Website Board Election Page

To complete the Board Member Application, the applicant must be an Individual NACA Member in good standing.

The 100-word Statement of Willingness to Serve must be submitted with the Board Application.

The application acceptance process will begin on July 12, 2021 and end on August 13, 2021 at 10:00AM Central

Click Here for Details and to access the Board Member Application.

Monthly Board Meetings

NACA Board Meeting: June 10th
8AM PST / 10AM CT / 11AM EST

Dr. Adam Stern from University of Florida will be joining our board meeting as our first guest presenter! Join us to learn more about partnerships with veterinary pathologists: A major part of forensic investigations.

NACA members are welcome and encouraged to join the Board Meeting every 2nd Thursday of the Month.
For meeting details log into the members only landing page click on the Board Meeting Link on the calendar.

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Welcome New Director of Partnerships & Programs – Jerrica Owen

Director of Partnerships & Programs, Jerrica Owen

NACA is proud to introduce the newest member of our team; Director of Partnerships and Programs, Jerrica Owen. Check out a little bit about our newest team member below:
 
Accomplished animal welfare professional Jerrica Owen joined NACA on April 12th, 2021, as the Director of Partnerships and Programs. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in emergent animal welfare, engaging and developing a diversity of staff, shelter operations, and leading successful initiatives in Animal Welfare in a cross-cultural environment. Previously the Director of Strategic Initiatives for San Diego Humane Society, Jerrica supported achieving success on the organization’s primary strategies. In addition, she was the Senior Animal Response Team Leader for the San Diego Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team and has extensive experience in the field during some of our countries worst disasters supporting tactical and shelter operations for all types of animals including domestic, wildlife, and equine.
 
Jerrica has spent the past 2 decades dedicated to achieving lifesaving excellence and encompasses dynamic organizational leadership, charismatic characteristics, and an energetic passion that will complement the already remarkable work of the NACA. She will support driving the continued success of NACA as the national leader in professionalism and standard-setting of the animal control and service profession. She is committed to inclusive engagement and resource accessibility for the industry.
 
Jerrica earned her Bachelors of Science Degree from California State University-Chico and holds certifications in Animal Welfare Administration (CAWA), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Organizational Leadership, and Modern Humane Resource Management. She lives in California and is a proud wife and mother to both human, fur, and shelled (Tortoise!) babies.
 
We are so thrilled to have Jerrica join the team, dedicated to helping advance animal control officers and the great work they are doing all across the country!

 

Animal Control Intake of Healthy Wildlife

Animal Control Intake of Healthy Wildlife

It is the position of NACA that picking up, accepting, impounding or destroying healthy and treatable wildlife is a misuse of officer time and public funds and is not consistent with the humane mission of animal welfare organizations. Additionally, extermination of healthy wildlife does not result in long term human/animal conflict resolution. As an alternative to impounding and destroying healthy and treatable wildlife, NACA recommends animal control provide education on wild animals in the area as well as effective and humane methods to deter and exclude animals from homes, structures and targeted areas. It is further the position of NACA that, at every opportunity, officers should work to educate the public regarding humane coexistence with wildlife.

NACA recognizes some injured animals may need to be humanely euthanized by officers, as in the case of seriously injured deer. For injured, treatable animals, NACA recommends animal control agencies partner with reputable wildlife rehabilitation organizations so injured animals can be transported by animal control to a rehab center in cases when the animal’s life may be saved.

References:

San Diego Humane Society Coexisting With Wildlife web page

Project Coyote recommendations for Coexistence with Coyotes

Science Daily co-existing with wildlife journal article

Humane Society Wildlife Management tools and guidelines