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 Department
2019 Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency Award – Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
2019 Community Leadership Award – David Dallahon
2019 Animal Welfare Leadership Award – Ryan Soulsby
2019 Veterinarian of the Year – Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore
2019 Prosecutor of the Year – Michelle Welch
2019 Bill Lehman Memorial Award – Amanda Giese
2019 Diane Lane Memorial Award – Dr. Jennifer Hennessey-Bremseth
2019 Animal Care and Control Employee of the Year Award – Henry Brzeninski
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award – Misha Goodman
2019 President’s Award – Paul Murphy
Conference Award Presentation Photos coming soon!
The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) applauds the US House of Representatives for passing the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act (HR 724) today. We thank the House leadership for bringing this bill to the floor for a vote and Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) for their steadfast support and hard work on getting this very important bill passed.
Federal law already prohibits animal fighting, as well as the creation of and trade in obscene videos showing egregious forms of cruelty, but the underlying cruelty itself is not banned. The PACT Act will create a federal anti-cruelty statute that complements the cruelty laws in the 50 states.
The Senate passed the PACT Act during the last Congress, so we are hopeful that it will move quickly to pass it again and get it sent to the White House for President Trump’s signature as soon as possible.
Photo Credit: U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan and Ted Deutch held a press conference on the PACT ACT in July with the Humane Society.
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 looking forward to Reno next year!
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 conducting their own response, there was no coordination amongst the groups. In the aftermath of that storm season, the major animal welfare organizations came together to discuss how a collaborative response would benefit the animals, and the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC) was established in early 2006.
Congratulations to the Photo Contest Winners! And a big Thank You to everyone that participated!View More Details