FACA recommends that the minimum staffing levels for Animal Control officers would be one (1) Field-deployed Animal Control Officer for every 15,000 -18,000 population. Population density, urban versus rural environments, budget, severity of the problems, etc. are factors that play a role in this staffing recommendation.

FACA has determined that the recommended staffing for kennel personnel would be one (1) kennel attendant for every 1,000 animals handled per year.

These policies were based on research and information provided by the American Humane Association, National Animal Control Association and the Humane Society of the U. S.