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Animal Care Conference 2017


Sacramento, CA: March 12-14, 2017

Each year, SHAC joins forces with the California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA) to host the California Animal Care Conference.  The Conference features tracks on Shelter Medicine, Management, Behavior & Training, Shelter Services, and Field Services.

Education credits available at the conference:

Visit the Conference website for more details.



Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy (Basic)


Marin Humane (Novato, CA): March 20-31, 2017
[Details and Registration]
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA: October 16-27, 2017 [More information]

The Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy includes 80 hours (ten days) of study on such topics as animal care, impound procedures, animal fighting, elements of a crime, investigation, rules of evidence, law enforcement, report writing, search and seizure, laws of arrest, the veterinarian‘s role, legal procedures, court demeanor and testifying, civil and criminal liability, humane laws, and child abuse.  The Academy is intended to provide the 20 hours of training in animal care required for appointment as a humane officer and the 40 hours of training in California humane laws related to the powers and duties of a humane officer required for appointment and continuing education and training as a humane officer under California Corporations Code section 14502.  Please note that the final decision as to whether a course satisfies the training requirements for humane officer appointment rests with the superior court charged with confirming the appointment.

 

Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy (Advanced)

Marin Humane (Novato, CA):  April 23-28, 2017
[Details and Registration]

The Advanced Law Enforcement Training Academy is an intensive forty-hour study of investigation procedures as they relate to California anti-cruelty and anti-neglect laws.  The Academy includes topics such as search warrants, evidence collection and preservation, crime scene photography, advanced report-writing, court case preparations, and crime scene scenario investigations.  Students should be prepared to conduct an actual investigation, take photographs, write reports, collect evidence, testify, and participate in a mock court hearing and trial.  The Academy is intended to provide the 40 hours of training in California humane laws related to the powers and duties of a humane officer required for continuing education and training as a humane officer under California Corporations Code section 14502. 

 



SHAC Webinars
SHAC hosts quarterly webinar courses which provide interactive presentations broadcast online.

The How and Why to Prosecute Animal Cruelty Cases

Date: June 7, 2017, 12 - 1:30 pm
Registration Fee: FREE for SHAC Members**; Registratrion is limited to animal control officers, humane officers, and shelter veterinarians employed by SHAC-member agencies. Prosecutors who are members of the California District Attorneys Association are also eligible to enroll via CDAA.

This FREE webinar will be given by an experienced county deputy district attorney and a forensics veterinarian. Learn about animal abuse cases from the perspective of prosecutors. The discussion will include decisions about charges, enhancements, offers, and sentencing, as well as information on the benefits of retaining a qualified veterinary expert witness. This webinar is intended to raise awareness about animal abuse and its link to human violence and to provide a window into prosecutorial strategy and decision making. [Course is approved for Humane Officer continuing education credits and MCLE Hours (Continuing Education for Attorneys).]


To register, send please contact us at info@californiastatehumane.org

** To confirm your membership status, check the list on the Membership page.

 



Other Courses


Animal Cruelty, Education and Investigation

Date: May 24, 2017, 830 am - 5 pm
Presented by: Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County
Registration: Register online at www.poalac.org

Animals are arguably the most defenseless of all victims. This training will cover the many aspects of animal cruelty from identification of crimes to developing and prosecuting cases. Crimes ranging from physical abuse, hoarding, and blood sports will be examined in-depth. First responders, detectives and anyone interested in forming partnerships and identifying available resources for the protection of animals should attend this training. Click here for more details. Questions? Call or text POALAC Administrator Lori Blackwell at 818 291-3483 or email lblackwell219@gmail.com



Euthanasia Training


In California, generally only a registered veterinary technician (RVT) or a veterinarian may administer sodium pentobarbital for the euthanasia of sick, injured, homeless or unwanted domestic pets or animals.  However, an exception exists for employees of animal-control agencies or humane societies who have completed a curriculum of at least eight hours of training as specified in the Euthanasia Training Curriculum published by State Humane and the California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA).  The training must be provided by a veterinarian, RVT, or instructor certified by State Humane and CACDA.  

Order the California Euthanasia Training Curriculum

Euthanasia by Injection

A two-day hands-on workshop which covers anesthetics, legend drugs, anatomy, verification of death and worker safety. Also includes dealing with stress and performing intravenous, intraperitoneal and intracardiac injections.

March 16-17, 2017 - Roseville, CA
Contact reneeharris@top2catsconsulting.com for further information. Class size is limited.

April 6-7, 2017 - San Diego, CA
Contact reneeharris@top2catsconsulting.com for further information. Class size is limited.

 

 

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