Proactive Community Animal Control

Animal care and control agencies often spend the majority of their resources responding to complaints after incidents have occurred.  What would happen if our agencies became more proactive?

This free, 90-minute webinar will highlight a community-focused non-law enforcement program conducted by plain clothes animal control officers.  This "boots on the ground" program addresses the issues of animal overpopulation, animal abuse/neglect, and nuisance complaints with positive results.

We will also discuss an innovative spay/neuter program that can make your agency money while saving lives, as well as multiple ways your agency can do successful community outreach.

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Officer Todd Stosuy is the Field Services Manager for the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Todd has two Bachelors degrees from Rutgers University, one in Criminal Justice and the second in Sociology. During and after college Todd worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for an urban Rescue Squad in New Jersey for 4 years before switching careers and becoming a first grade teacher in urban Philadelphia. After working one heartbreaking year in this capacity, he switched modes and spent time volunteering with rescued farmed animals at the Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York. Afterwards he became a Cruelty Caseworker for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and eventually moved to California and became an Animal Control Officer with Santa Cruz County. Todd has been with the Agency since 2003 and is the current President of the National Animal Control Association (NACA).