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NACHO Training Academy

Training for Law Enforcement & Animal Welfare/Animal Control Personnel

Webinars - Professional Development

Effective and Affordable Training for Animal Control Professionals.

2020 NACA Training Conference and Expo

Save the Date: Wednesday October 7th- Friday October 9th 2020

Thank You 2019 Conference Sponsors

Looking Forward to Reno Wednesday October 7th- Friday October 9th 2020

We Appreciate You!

Thank You For Your Service!

Training Conference

NACHO Training Academy

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NEW ACO Online Training

National Animal Care & Control Association


NACA envisions a world in which all animal care and control professionals are respected as essential public servants and receive consistent support, resources and training allowing them to effectively and compassionately achieve the highest quality of life for the animals and citizens in the community they serve.


The National Animal Care & Control Association is a non-profit organization that is committed to setting the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking, and advocacy.



In response to the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the NACA Board has authorized a free trial membership for all non-member Animal Care & Control Professionals. This membership will allow you to access NACA’s no-cost resources as well as our no-cost and discounted online training options during this crisis! We encourage YOU to join today and get the resources and information you need!


It is with excitement, anticipation and great honor that I now serve you as your President for 2020 . . . read more

Scott Giacoppo,
NACA President 2019/2020

News & Updates

This Week in Animal Care & Control News Episode 2

This Week in Animal Care & Control News Episode 2

On this episode NACA Executive Director John Thompson joins the podcast to discuss the recent signing of the PACT Act (The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act). For more information on the PACT Act please view the links provided below:...

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Episode 1 – This Week in Animal Care and Control News

Episode 1 – This Week in Animal Care and Control News

I hope that you enjoyed the first episode of This Week in Animal Care and Control News. With you help we will be able to expand the number of news featured in this weekly part of the NACA Podcast. If you have news happening in your community we want to hear about it....

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2019 NACA Awards

2019 NACA Awards

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...

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2019 NACA Board of Directors Election Results

2019 NACA Board of Directors Election Results

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...

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New & Improved NACA Disaster Database

New & Improved NACA Disaster Database

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...

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Training & Certifications

NACA Webinars – Train Anywhere!

The NACA now includes a JCH Subscription as an Individual Membership Benefit! If you aren’t a current NACA member, be sure to sign up today!

Individual NACA Members Have Free AccessTo View All Scheduled & Past Webinars


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. 

New Online Training Opportunities!

NACA recognizes that the Animal Care & Control Professionals are very busy and often cannot get away for a week for training. In order to better meet these needs, we will soon be offering Online Training Academies in these areas:

  • Animal Control Officer Academy
  • Humane Law Officer Academy
  • Animal Shelter & Care Academy

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

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.

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