National Animal Care & Control Association
NACA is dedicated to providing support, resources and professional development services for all animal care and control professionals.
As public servants in our communities, you deserve the respect and resources needed to effectively and compassionately achieve the highest quality of life for the animals and citizens in the communities you serve.
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2019 Board of Directors Election
The application period for the October 2019 election of Board of Directors will open on June 1, 2019 and closed on July 13, 2019. Please return to this site after June 1, 2019 to download the application
ANNOUNCING THE 2019 NACA Photo Contest
We want to show case our members.
Submit a picture showing any animal care and control professional in action! One photo will be selected each month to be showcased on the NACA website and in NACA’s new magazine “Animal Care and Control Today “.
News & Updates
Starting in January 2019, the NACA will be partnering with Justice Clearinghouse to offer webinars on a monthly basis to the NACA audience. NACA members have spoken and we have heard – animal care and control training is hard to come by and oftentimes very expensive...read more
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is the first full week of November. NACA honors the dedicated people who work in the animal care and control profession. The services these men and women perform every day are vital resources to the communities they serve.read more
President Misha Goodman Vice President Adam Ricci Treasurer Susan Cosby Secretary Janee’ Boswell Board Membersread more
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.
Chemical Immobilization Workshop
If you must do it, do it properly and professionally. Animal Control Officers must use chemical immobilization for capture purposes only as a last resort. When you have reached your final option, do you know how to safely achieve chemical capture lessening the liability for you and your employer?
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NACA is dedicated to your Professional Development. By joining NACA you’ll have access to the best training opportunities. You can also connect with fellow NACA members! In our member’s only site you can post your profile, collaborate together on projects, share your ideas & expertise with others.