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The Texas Animal Control Association is a group dedicated to the advancement of Animal Control and Welfare personnel. Our goal is to educate and train Animal Control/Humane personnel and educate the public in the responsibilities of Animal Control personnel.  TACA works to ensure that its member's voices are heard at the local, state, and national levels to ensure that the best interests of the profession are protected. We have an  annual educational conference and offer comprehensive training opportunities.  Read more...

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Job Listings are open to Members only.  To post a job to the TACA website, please send the information by clicking 
HERE
An online URL is required, and a closing date should be included.
Jobs are posted until the closing date or one month, whichever comes first.



2022 TACA Annual Conference 
(approved for 15 CE hours by DSHS)

November 13-16, 2022

Embassy Suites in San Marcos!

Pre-Conference Euthanasia Re-Certification
Sunday, November 13th!

Registration will open in the Fall of 2022!

2022 Annual Conference Registration Fees will be announced in the Fall of 2022

Hotel (Includes Buffet Breakfast and Evening Manager's Reception)
More information on Room Rates will be available in the Fall of 2022!

Main Reservation Line: 512-392-6450
(Tell them you are part of the Texas Animal Control Association Group) 
Reservations must be made by a pre-determined deadline to get TACA's special rates!

Upcoming events

    • July 20, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • July 21, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • 100 N Charles St. Lewisville, TX 75057
    • 35
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    COURSE 201

    Approved for 13 CE hours by TDSHS.

    Topics covered include basic investigation techniques, legal aspects, search warrants, writing reports, warrants, and affidavits, and a mock trial.  This Course is not required for Certified Peace Officers.

    Hosted by Lewisville Animal Services at the Lewisville Grand Theater

    All courses are approved by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for continuing education hours for Certified Veterinary Technicians.

    Animal Control Officers must satisfactorily complete all three courses.  Certified Peace Officers must satisfactorily complete Courses 101 and 301.

    Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order; however certification is not transferred until all courses are successfully completed as required. 

    Officers who have successfully completed a cruelty investigations course given by the National Animal Control Association, the Law Enforcement Training Institute, or the Association of Certified Cruelty Investigators may be certified as a TCCI if they email proof of training for consideration and approval.  Officers who have successfully completed prior training may get credit for CI 101 and/or CI 201 and only be required to complete CI 301 for certification.

    All Officers certified as TCCI must obtain and maintain an annual membership with TACA.

    All Officers certified as TCCI must successfully complete a renewal course at least once every three years.  Renewal courses will be provided each year at TACA's Annual Training Conference

    • August 07, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • August 09, 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • 710 East Main Robstown, TX 78380
    • 41
    Register
    COURSE 101

    Approved for 17 CE hours by TDSHS

    Topics covered include the correlation between animal cruelty and human violence, bloodsports, and animal husbandry of domestic pets and livestock.  

    Hosted by Corpus Christi Animal Care Services at the Johnny S. Calderon Building in Robstown.  

    August 7, 2022:  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    August 8-9, 2022: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    All courses are approved by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for continuing education hours for Certified Veterinary Technicians.

    Courses 101 and 301 are approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education for continuing education hours for law enforcement personnel.

    Animal Control Officers must satisfactorily complete all three courses.  Certified Peace Officers must satisfactorily complete Courses 101 and 301.

    Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order; however certification is not transferred until all courses are successfully completed as required. 

    Officers who have successfully completed a cruelty investigations course given by the National Animal Control Association, the Law Enforcement Training Institute, or the Association of Certified Cruelty Investigators may be certified as a TCCI if they email proof of training for consideration and approval.  Officers who have successfully completed prior training may get credit for CI 101 and/or CI 201 and only be required to complete CI 301 for certification.

    All Officers certified as TCCI must obtain and maintain an annual membership with TACA.

    All Officers certified as TCCI must successfully complete a renewal course at least once every three years.  Renewal courses will be provided each year at TACA's Annual Training Conference


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COVID-19 Resources for Animal Control Officers
ShelterMedicine.com
Animal Sheltering.org  
NACANet.org  
BestFriends.org  
CDC.gov

The resources above are provided solely to assist ACOs in deciding what policies and procedures are best for the communities they serve. TACA does not endorse any one particular group's information or recommendations over another.  TACA believes that in all animal-related issues, no one policy statement can be applicable to the unique challenges each community faces and this is particularly true for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TACA believes it is best for local jurisdictions to make operational decisions based on what is believed to be best for the staff, their residents, and the animals in their care.  If we can be of any assistance in this process, please contact any of our Board Members and we will be happy to do our best to help in this process.


Click here for a list of online courses available for CE hours

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