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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.

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A MESSAGE FROM NACA’S PRESIDENT

Dear fellow animal welfare professionals

We are living through some very difficult times right now, yet those of us in the animal care and control field are persevering. NACA is committed to being by the side of every single person putting themself at risk to continue serving the animals and people in their communities. We also recognize that there are many of you who want to serve but cannot due to lay-offs, furloughs, reduced hours and slashed budgets.

With these challenges in mind, NACA is giving everyone the opportunity to share in the unity we provide and the benefits afforded to all members at a more reasonable cost. We have decided to cut our annual membership fee of $50 in half to $25, or only $20 if you are a member of a member state-affiliated association!

When we offered a free three-month trial membership in March, the response was overwhelming! Close to 900 people signed up and many began immediately accessing our benefits, such as viewing the archived training webinars that were conducted in partnership with the Justice Clearinghouse.

We took this immense interest as a sign that if NACA were more affordable, more people would join in our fight to bring our field the pride, professionalism and unity it deserves.  To those of you who signed up as a full member sometime after March 1, we are extending your membership to a two-year, fully paid membership giving you an additional year of benefits.

While times are tough out there, they are also tough here at NACA. We have been forced to cancel far too many of our NACHO training classes that we do in partnership with Code 3 (cancelling just one is too many in my book!). These trainings are not only our longstanding pledge to you to provide world-class animal control and humane law officer certification training, they also represent a significant source of our annual revenue.

So why would cutting fees now be sensible? Wouldn’t the more advisable path be to increase costs?

Perhaps, but that doesn’t sit right with me, not when I meet and talk to officers, shelter staff and advocates who are living paycheck to paycheck yet still want to be a part of the NACA family.

NACA’s strength has always been and will continue to be in our numbers. I know that not only will we get through these dark times, we will get through them together as one.

Stay safe and stay proud.

Scott Giacoppo
Board President,
National Animal Care and Control Association

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News & Updates

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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“ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL TODAY” MAGAZINE

“ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL TODAY” MAGAZINE

The quarterly magazine published by the National Animal Care & Control Association. It contains articles addressing issues of interest to its members and others concerned with the ongoing Animal/Human relationship and associated problems.

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NACA Webinars

NACA Webinars

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...

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National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

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

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 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 Access To View All Scheduled & Past Webinars

 

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 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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