Do all opossums have rabies? How can you avoid being sprayed by a skunk? What should you do about raccoons living inside attics or chimneys? This webinar will take a deeper look into the ecology of the most common mesopredators (including foxes, raccoons, opossums, and skunks) in our urban and suburban communities. Learn through video examples about their behaviors, how they have adapted to live in urban areas, and how they flourish as our wild neighbors. This webinar will also discuss the most common conflicts (real or perceived) that these species can create, and the best methods for preventing and solving them when they do occur.
The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.
The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse was established by the National Sheriffs’ Association to provide law enforcement officers information on the realities of animal abuse and to promote their proactive involvement in the enforcement of animal abuse laws in their communities. Through our partners, the Center will serve as an information clearinghouse and forum for law enforcement on the growing problem of animal abuse and its link to other types of crimes, including violence against humans. The Center also promotes officer safety in officer-dog encounters through continuing education and training.