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Both inexperienced and expert volunteers can be helpful to your program, but the last thing you want to do is bring in "green" volunteers and fail to provide them the training they need. Learn how to match volunteers' skill sets to the tasks that need to be done.
Proper staff training in the shelter is a necessity for both newcomers and seasoned workers in order to ensure humane animal care as well as public and staff safety—but how do you provide the needed resources for your staff?
Humane Society University, an affiliate of The HSUS, has received a license as a higher education degree-granting institution by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. What does that mean for you? Read on.
The net is one of the oldest animal-handling tools and it remains one of the best. It is the most humane and effective tool for capturing cats and many wild animals.
Most animal control officers consider the control pole one of the most valuable tools of the trade. But like a carpenter's hammer or drill, a control pole is only as effective as the person holding it in his or her hands.
After you've done your research and identified those foundations and corporations'or "grantmakers"'whose funding interests include animal-related programs, it's time to write that grant proposal. Here's how.
Examining teeth is one of the best ways to determine the approximate age of a cat or dog.
The best way to evaluate the general health of a cat or dog is to give the animal a thorough nose-to-tail examination.
Use this animal care staff training outline from the Humane Society of Carroll County in Maryland as a guide to help you develop your own staff training manual.
Use the equipment list, new officer training checklist and body armor policy from the Humane Society of Carroll County in Maryland for your field services staff.
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This program of Energize, Inc. is offered to animal protection groups free of charge. This training resource offers monthly webinars or self-paced instruction guides in a variety of topics throughout the year, including access to trainers and an immense archive of materials on each subject.
Feeling overloaded on incident-command acronyms? Figure them all out with the ASPCA's helpful guide.
Missing Pet Partnership is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting lost companion animals with their owners/guardians. They offer a 5-day Missing Animal Response Course for animal industry professionals.
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