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You can transform your knowledge of Trap-Neuter-Return from zero to hero at your own pace and in your own home! This course is geared towards caregivers and folks new to the world of humane cat management.
Let's face it, shelter living is challenging. The shelter is filled with strange noises, weird smells, unfamiliar people, new food, and questionable roommates. On top of all that, we do not really have a way to explain to the animals that we have their best interests in mind, so we must show them. But what's the best way to do this? Come to this session to find out!
Animal relocation is an important tool in decreasing shelter crowding and saving more lives. In order to ensure safety, efficacy, and sustainability of relocation programs, consideration must be given to understanding state and local regulations. Animals selected for relocation should be carefully screened for physical and behavioral health, and programs should monitor and address stakeholder concerns proactively.
You have been asking for more and we aim to please – three days of practical application in investigating animal cruelty cases for law enforcement, humane investigators, animal control officers and those teaming with law enforcement agencies to assist with cruelty investigations. This course covers from the initial complaint through the proper filing of your case with the prosecutor. Students will receive traditional classroom instruction accompanied by daily work processing one of four “cruelty scenes”. Coaches will be assisting through process and investigation with each scene.
This EBI course is the 16 hour required course for certification in most states. The instructor is a retired Physician Assistant and has also worked in the animal care and welfare field since 1985 and the course reflects these many years of hands on experience. The course is adjusted as needed for all species depending on the needs of the attendees. This state approved certification course is licensed by Humane Society of the United States and the second day does include a lab during which animals are euthanized. Students have the opportunity to observe and participate.
How do we achieve our goals, when all we ever wanted to do is help animals? Why did nobody in vet school tell us, that by virtue of our degree, we are leaders in the community?
This workshop will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform humane euthanasia in an animal shelter. Workshop topics include: safety, humane handling, anesthetics, euthanasia drugs, animal anatomy, proper technique, a hands-on lab where euthanasia is performed, and much more.