Shelter ProjectThe Shelter Pet Project is an unprecedented media campaign aimed at boosting pet adoptions nationwide. A collaborative effort by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's Fund, and the Ad Council, in partnership with the entire animal welfare movement, The Shelter Pet Project aims to promote adoption and combat stereotypes about shelter animals.

Find a ShelterThe Pet Shelter Project offers an excellent tool on their website for finding the closest humane shelter by zip code. Simply click on this link which will take you to the "Find a Shelter" page. (Note: You will have to type in your zip code at the bottom right corner of the Find a Shelter page before you will see any results.)

Spay Alabama

Lt. Warren ChandlerSpay Alabama's goal is to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in Alabama. The program was set into motion by Lynne Fridley of Maddie’s Fund, and Esther Mechler, Founder of SPAY USA. The program provides a single center, a single phone call that accesses all sorts of useful information regarding the various spay/neuter delivery systems, clinics and programs statewide.

Alabama Humane Federation

Lt. Warren ChandlerThe Alabama Humane Federation consists of animal control agencies, animal shelters, humane societies and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. The mission of the Alabama Humane Federation is to promote the welfare of animals through an association of animal care and control agencies, and concerned individuals working cooperatively in education and legislation.

Routine Day for AACA Founder

Lt. Warren Chandler, one of the founders of AACA and whose name is on the original charter and bylaws, now serves as an Animal Services Officer in California.

Lt. Warren ChandlerThis photo from April 2009 shows him being transported to a remote scene courtesy of a California Highway Patrol helicopter.El Dorado County Animal Services recently helped a dog who had been stranded for fours days on a treacherous stretch of the American River.

Give Your Pet Proper Nutrition

Lt. Warren ChandlerObesity, the most common nutritional disease in cats and dogs, can shorten an animal's lives significantly.  While they are alive they tend to have more chronic health problems such as heart and respiratory ailments that simply result from poor nutrition.  Too much weight also puts a strain on legs and back muscles as well as promotes the onset of premature arthritis -- all of which makes it harder for the pet to get adequate exercise.

How Often and How Much Should You Feed Your Pet

So, how much should you feed your pet? You should consult your veterinarian for the best answer to this question based on the size and variety of cat or dog.  A general rule of thumb, however, is to resist making your pet's food readily available during an entire day.  Establish a set "mealtime" for your pet. 

Like many people, if your pet can see food and it is within easy reach it will probably get eaten.  Also, you should get in the habit of measuring the portions you give to your pet at feeding time.  Too often the amount of food served up depends on who in the family is doing the feeding on a particular day and how big the bowl happens to be at the time. Measuring the portions maintains an important consistency in your pet's diet.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
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The Alabama Animal Control Association Meeting will be held in Prattville, AL at the Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center at Capital Hill.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Alabama Animal Control Association Conference will be held in Prattville, AL at the Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center at Capital Hill.

Click here to download Conference flyer.

Last day to book hotel accommodations for special AACA group rate is March 24, 2014. Special rate: $119.00 per night. Click here to make reservations.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
The quarterly AACA meeting will be held in Prattville, AL in the restaurant at the Bass Pro Shop.  The AACA meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. .

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