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Animal Care Conference 2015


Sacramento, CA: March 8-10, 2015

Each year, SHAC joins forces with the California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA) and the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) 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)


The Marin Humane Society (Novato, CA): March 16-27, 2015 [Registration begins Dec. 10]
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA: September
2015

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)

The Marin Humane Society (Novato, CA):  April 12-17, 2015 [Registration begins Dec. 10]

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA: October 2015

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.


No webinars are scheduled at this time.

 



Other Courses




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.

[No classes scheduled at this time.]

 

 

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