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What are some good schools for those who wish to become an animal control officer?

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The National Animal Care and Control Association and the Texas Academy of Animal Control Officers are two organizations that provide education for those wanting to be animal control officers. Interested parties can visit the websites of both organizations to view course information, times and dates, and registration procedures.

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The National Animal Care and Control Association website has a TFA program that has Small and Large Animal Anatomy, Animal Care Technician, Chemical Capture and Restraint, Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigations, and Animals in Disaster components. Additional components include Animal First Aid, Reptile Identification and Handling, Code Enforcement, Job Interviewing, and Police–First Responder Radio and Emergency procedures. In addition to Animal Control Officer, the program also provides training for Animal Care Technician, Animal Cruelty Investigator and Code Enforcement Officer positions. The website provides class start times and registration information.

National Animal Care and Control Association includes components entitled The Professional and Ethical Officer, Animal Capture Techniques, Basic Companion Animal Identification, Biosecurity and Zoonotic Diseases, and Companion Animal Behavior. The second module includes Animal Fighting, Animals as Evidence, Tense Argument and Confrontation Tactics, Livestock Identification, and Behavior and Case and Trial Preparation. The bottom of the page has a link for those wanting to host their own National Animal Care and Control Association courses.

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