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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.
News & Updates
A recording of this Townhall event is available to view on YouTube.
Members are encouraged to join the monthly membership meetings 2nd Thursday of each month 8am PST / 11a EST Log into your member portal for the zoom link!
ACA Guideline on Appointment-Based Pet Intake into Shelters The outdated practice of unscheduled intake leads to a number of negative impacts (See Appendix A). Some of the consequences of on-demand, immediate intake include animals being unnecessarily impounded;...
The National Animal Care & Control Association has been presenting national awards since 1988 at the annual training conference. The men and women who dedicate their lives to preserving the human/animal bond by insisting upon responsible pet ownership deserve to...
NACA would like to welcome Tre’ Law, Alexis Pugh, Michele Shiber, Daniel Achuff, and Mike Wheeler as the newly elected members of the Board of Directors. Thank you to those who ran and those who voted in this years election. View the current Board of Directors
Congratulations to the following individuals & organizations for their NACA 2021 Award Nominations! Award winners will be announced soon. Amy BerryAnn SandersBev KreinbrookBrandon CiulloCalifornia Animal Welfare Association CalAnimalsChristopher MeyerCindy...
Training & Certifications
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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!
NACA ACO I Certification Online Course
Designed for the busy working professional, each lesson is divided into 5-10 bite sized “topics” that can be completed in 10-20 minutes each. Every week you’ll receive access to the next lesson in the course’s series.
After successful completion of the basic online ACO 1 Academy and Proctored Test, you will receive NACA’s Basic Animal Control Officer Certification. NACA Individual Membership includes a $100 Discount on this training!
NACA ACO II Certification Online Course
Your online Basic ACO Certification Course is filled with more than 20 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.
After successful completion of the basic online ACO 2 Academy and Proctored Test, you will receive NACA’s National Animal Control Officer Certification.
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