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Humane State trainings

The Humane State Program (HSP) provides support to the shelter and rescue community on multiple levels. HSP provides training on disaster readiness, compassion fatigue, investigations and many other topics relevant to shelter, rescue and law enforcement professionals. We work to facilitate coalition-building across each state to identify capital and training needs, increasing collaboration that builds in-state resilience and experience.

  • From Virginia Beach to Vieques

    In an effort to assist overwhelmed animal shelters of Puerto Rico, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Maddie’s Fund established the Sister Shelter Project, pairing Puerto Rican shelters with thriving shelters in the mainland United States. You can imagine how honored we were when the Virginia Beach SPCA (VBSPCA), a long-time HSUS Emergency Placement Partner, was selected to be part of this incredible project.

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  • ‘Sisterhood’ Redefined!

    Imagine what the world of animal sheltering must have been like in the 1970s (I know, some of you weren’t even born yet, but stay with me!). Chances are your community didn’t have a beautiful, state-of-the-art shelter that was open and inviting to the public, provided humane housing and enrichment for each of its animal residents, and was designed to maximize lifesaving in every respect.

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    Ohio Rethinking the Cat

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    Humane State brings cat symposium to Ohio

    The Humane State Program is pleased to present Rethinking the Cat, our renowned symposia on cat policy, advocacy and care. Shelters, rescues, ACOs, TNR/colony caretakers and advocates will have the opportunity to learn, network and share as they join their colleagues for a day that’s all about cats!

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    Humane Kansas Disaster Preparedness Training

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    Free day-long training for all who work in the animal welfare field

    Join us for Humane Kansas Disaster Preparedness Training! This FREE, day-long training is for shelters, rescues, animal control officers, law enforcement, veterinarians and others who work in the animal welfare field. Lunch and coffee will be provided and valuable prizes will be raffled.

    Earn continuing education credits! We have applied for advance approval of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits. Ask your department head about approval for KCPOST credits!

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