To actively promote respect, dignity and professionalism for the animal control field.
To function independently as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, of which the proceeds do not benefit any member, but the organization's primary fiscal responsibilities.
To properly and effectively educate and train animal control personnel in safe and humane capture techniques, handling and equipment use and a thorough understanding of existing laws.
To educate the public about responsible pet ownership, promote a positive relationship between animal control and the public, thereby reducing unnecessary and dangerous situations between citizens in communities and animal control personnel.
To promote positive cooperation and act as a liaison between local, state and regional animal shelters, animal welfare and control agencies.
To improve local, regional, and state ordinances/laws/articles that pertain to both animal control officers and the animal welfare community.
To identify and make recommendations on animal control and welfare issues in the state of New York.
Our Vision Statement
To move forward and keep current on national trends that will benefit this profession.
To be a unified organization that reflects the needs and demands of its members, the animal welfare community, the public and to all we serve.
To promote cooperation and advancement among animal control professionals to work in harmony with the public, animal welfare organizations, local government, animal shelters and veterinarians.
To improve and provide training/education/certification opportunities in the state of New York for animal control and animal welfare personnel.
To network among members and create a strong plan for disaster preparedness within the state and our members.
To remain an important force, vital to the animal welfare community in New York.