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.
August 1, 2015 - An Introduction to Horses & How to Manage Them in an Emergency
Attention: ACO’s, Animal Welfare Agents & Emergency Response Personnel……Do you cringe when you receive a horse welfare request or a horse at-large call??? If so, this clinic is for you!!
No experience necessary. This clinic is designed for novices!!!
An Introduction to Horses & How to Manage Them in an Emergency
August 1, 2015, 8am to 4pm, at Robin Corey’s, East Ridge Stables in Charleston, ME
$25/person pre-paid; delicious, homemade lunch available for $5/person.
Registration is due by Saturday, July 25.
*Maine Animal Welfare Dept. CEU’s available with a certificate of completion*
Topics covered will include:
Differences in breeds, sizes, age, etc;
How to read, approach, lead a horse;
Vet talk – what to look for when accessing health concerns;
Catching a horse/s at large;
A simulated trailer accident/emergency
Plus there will be plenty of time for Q & A!!!
This is a Hands-On Clinic. All participants must be wearing closed toe shoes; boots are preferred – no steel toe boots allowed.
For more information, please contact Gretchen Ziemer at 207.478.9752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency - 2014 CERT Academy series: CART/SMART
The Maine Emergency Management Agency will be presenting the first of the CERT Academy Series for statewide CERT team members and others interested in obtaining the training. This program is being presented in conjunction with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Animal Health. Both courses will be delivered by certified instructors from MARS pet care. Click here for more information.
Course overview: Basic Animals Emergency Services
Course overview: Disaster Sheltering for Companion Animals
FEMA General Admissions Application
Flyer: Don't Leave Your Pet in a Parked Car
Flyer: Fourth of July PSA
2014 Proposed By-Law Amendments
ASPCA Helps Animal Control Group Acquire Ballistic Vests for Officers
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.