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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 NACA Photo Contest

NACA is pleased to announce the 2019 photo contest. The photo contest will showcase images animal care professionals in action.  NACA Contest winner picture will be shown for 1 month. By submitting photos to the contest, you are granting NACA unlimited use of the photos online and in print.

Photo Submission Deadline:
April 1, 2019

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News & Updates

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

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.

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Conference Scholarships Provided By Maddie’s Fund

#ThanksToMaddie Maddie's Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, sponsored scholarships to cover the NACA Training Conference registration fee plus costs! THANK YOU...

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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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