FACA Policy Statements

The FLORIDA ANIMAL CONTROL ASSOCIATION is a strong supporter of local option and presents our policies in that perspective. We urge all Animal Control and Protection Agencies to give these policies serious thought. FACA does not present them as requirements for membership, but rather as worthwhile goals for all to strive toward.

The policies, available for download below, reflect the current position of FACA. Policies will change as information becomes available which will improve the quality of life for the citizens and animals of Florida.

Best Practices for Humane Animal Care and Live Release Programming

Adoptions – Revised

Animal Abuse and Human Violence – Revised

Animal Holding Periods – Revised

Breed-Specific Legislation – Revised

Chemical Immobilization – Revised

Community Cats – Revised

Controlled Substances – Revised

Cruelty to Animals – Revised

Dangerous Dogs – Revised

Deceased Pets – Revised

Disaster Management of Animals – Revised

Emergency Preparedness – Revised

Euthanasia – Revised

Exotic and Wild Animals as Pets – Revised

Foster and Volunteer Programs– NEW

Injured-Sick Domestic Animals – Revised

Leash-Restraint Laws– Revised

License Tags-Permanent Identification – Revised

Pound Seizure for Animal Experimentation – Revised

Pre-Exposure Rabies Immunizations – Revised

Rabies Vaccination – Revised

Recommended Staffing – Revised

Special Risk Class for Animal Control Officers NEW

Sterilization – Revised

Taser & Stun Gun Use on Animals

Tethering of Dogs – Revised