Embracing Proactive and Progressive Practices: Balancing the Letter and Spirit of the Law in Animal Control

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Thu, Sep 19th, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET
Thu, Sep 19th, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT
Thu, Sep 19th, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM MT
Thu, Sep 19th, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PT
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In this engaging presentation, we delve into the nuanced concept of the “Letter of the Law vs Spirit of the Law” as it pertains to animal care and control practices. Addressing a crucial aspect of the profession, we explore the delicate balance between enforcing regulations strictly by their written word and interpreting them with empathy and foresight. By emphasizing proactive and progressive measures over punitive actions, we equip animal control officers with the tools to navigate complex situations effectively.

Drawing on real-life scenarios and case studies, we’ll examine the benefits of approaching enforcement with a holistic understanding of animal welfare and community needs. By fostering compassion-driven interventions, this session empowers officers to make informed decisions that prioritize both legal compliance and the well-being of animals and communities alike, one that honors the spirit of the law while upholding its letter.



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This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care & Control Association and is approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit. Please refer to your NACA membership portal for current CEU submission process. Current NACA Members who attend the live presentation or watch the recording will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo. Visit the NACA training page for a complete list of future trainings.


This webinar has been pre-approved by the Maine Animal Welfare Program for 1 Continuing Education Unit for the State of Maine’s ACO annual training. You can find more information about Certification, required annual training or submitting materials for credit at Maine‚Äôs Animal Control Officer Resource Page.



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