NACA Urgent Notice: Potential Government Shutdown Implications

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

September 28, 2023

Written by NACA


Dear NACA Members,

We want to bring your attention to a matter of potential concern that may impact local government animal control agencies and other public service entities across the country.

As you may be aware, there is the possibility of a government shutdown looming on the horizon. While we hope for a resolution that averts such a situation, it is crucial to be prepared and aware of the potential consequences for our field.

Possible Impact on Local Government Animal Control:

A government shutdown could have several implications for local government animal control agencies, including but not limited to:

  • Funding Delays: Federal funding that supports animal control programs may be delayed or disrupted, affecting essential services and resources.
  • Regulatory Challenges: Any lapse in federal agency operations may result in delays or challenges related to regulatory compliance, permitting, and reporting.
  • ·Resource Allocation: Local government agencies may need to reassess resource allocation and priorities during a shutdown to ensure the continued provision of critical animal care and control services.

What Can You Do:

· Stay Informed: Keep a close watch on developments related to the potential government shutdown through reliable news sources and official government announcements.

  • Communicate: Maintain open communication with your agency’s leadership, colleagues, and community stakeholders to ensure everyone is aware of the situation and prepared to adapt as necessary.
  • Resource Management: Consider contingency plans for resource management and service delivery in the event of funding disruptions.
  • Advocacy: If a shutdown occurs, consider engaging in advocacy efforts to raise awareness of the impact on animal welfare and the importance of continued support for essential services.

NACA is committed to supporting its members during challenging times, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely. We encourage you to reach out to us if you have specific concerns or require assistance in navigating potential challenges.

Please stay vigilant, and we will keep you updated on any developments regarding the government shutdown. Your dedication to the welfare of animals and your communities is deeply appreciated, and we are here to support you in any way we can.

Thank you for your continued commitment to our mission.

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