Welcome to the Maine Animal Control Association!
The Maine Animal Control Association strives to protect the well being of all animals, domestic or wild. To enforce without prejudice, all state and local laws relevant to all animals and to enforce and educate the community, legislative and administrative personnel on the significance and diversities of the Animal Control Officer. To promote and encourage the opportunities for educational standards and requirements by which the performance of our profession may be measured. And to participate in the active development of resolutions on the state and federal level concerning Animal Welfare and Animal Control. We must always keep a high emphasis on education and training. MACA is committed to doing just that.
Save the Date: Rethinking the Cat
September - 25th, 2013
Click here to see brochure (pdf)
New England Animal Control / Humane Academy - July 22-26, 2013, on the campus of the University of New Hampshire
Classes include: "The Animals Are Out Safely. Now What? Who Ya Gonna Call? Safe Crime Scene and Hoarding Cleanup"; "Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife"; "Had it With Your Job? Burned Out? How to Deal With the Stress"; "Dog and Cat First Aid"; "CSI and Forensics for ACOs"; "State vs. Who: Are You Ready?"; "Mock Court Room."
Cost varies depending on number of days attending, and if register before July 8. Click here to register. Click here to see brochure (pdf)
National Animal Cruelty Investigations School | Advanced Investigator - Portland, Maine, August 19-23, 2013
Click here to see brochure and registration form. Click here to visit website of the Law Enforcement Training Institute and information about this training.
Materials to take with you when responding to suspect rabid animals
a listing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Specimen packaging materials, from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
New resource available under "Links" on the left, Music for Shelters.
ALBION 9/25/12-- A rabid beagle that died in Albion three weeks after it tangled with a raccoon was the first dog diagnosed with rabies in Maine since 2003.
"An unvaccinated pet gets exposed and then sick and then turns on its owner," state epidemiologist Stephen Sears said. Sears said the event highlights the importance of vaccinating pets, a message the Maine Center for Disease Control is stressing as World Rabies Day, this Friday, approaches.
Sears said that vaccinations are the best method to keep pets and owners safe.
"If they keep their vaccines up to date on their animals, even if their animal is exposed to rabies, it is very unlikely to get their animals," he said. "It's good protection."
The entire article is available at: http://www.kjonline.com/news/dogs-rabies-death-raises-warnings_2012-09-25.html
2012 Maine Rabies Management Guidelines, 3rd edition is now available from the tab on the left.
New "News" item "Half of All Dog Bite Victims are Children"
Job Openings posted on State's website, Natural Resources Service Center: For more information, click the link above.
Check out our Animal Welfare Advisory Council frequently asked questions!
View the Elaine Conners Center for Wildlife brochure about fawn safety!
MACA new member applications now available here.