CMPD Animal Care & Control Director Dr. Josh Fisher elected President of the National Animal Care & Control Association
Melissa Knicely
Dr. Josh Fisher

Dr. Josh Fisher, Director of CMPD's Animal Care and Control Division (ACC) was re-elected as the President of the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) for the 2023 term. NACA is a national animal welfare association that was formed in 1978 with the mission of setting the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking and advocacy. Dr. Fisher was elected to the board in 2020 has been serving as the President since 2021.

Dr. Fisher has been with ACC for nearly eight years and has worked in Animal Welfare for more than 20 years. He is currently serving on two animal welfare related non-profit boards, including Chair of the North Carolina Animal Federation for the state of North Carolina.

Congratulations to Dr. Fisher his continuing role with NACA in 2023. His involvement with NACA highlights our community's Animal Care and Control as a national leader in the field and is yet another way in which Charlotte is setting an example for progressive communities across the country.

About Dr. Fisher

Dr. Fisher has an educational background in population management/medicine, public health, veterinary sciences, informatics, and healthcare administration. He has been working in the veterinary medical/animal welfare field for nearly 20 years holding management roles in private practices, cooperate practices, the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, county government, and now as the Animal Services Director for the City of Charlotte/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. A strong advocate for professional development and growth in the animal welfare industry, Josh seeks to involve staff in continued education and training opportunities as well as in cutting-edge industry research. His professional interests focus on disease reduction/prevention, advanced marketing/placement and intake reduction tactics, strategic planning, and staff career development in animal welfare.