Recent floods in the Midwest have turned the spotlight on animal rescue and the need for trained professionals to help dogs, cats, and livestock left stranded or abandoned after a natural disaster. The American Humane Association, working with local animal welfare groups, has helped rescue and shelter dozens of animals affected by these events.
Now AHA invites pet lovers to receive the training necessary to help animals left helpless by natural disasters. The Basic Animal Emergency Services Training sessions will be held across the country. Topics will include animal first aid, shelter set up and response, incident command systems, and more. Tuition is $85 for American Humane members, and $100 for non-members. All training materials will be provided.
Dates and locations are as follows:
- Kansas City, Mo.: Aug. 16-17
- Altoona, Pa.: Aug. 16-17
- Dayton, Ohio: Sept. 5-6
- Pasadena, Calif.: Sept. 12-13
- Binghamton, N.Y.: Sept. 13-14
- Milwaukee, Wis.: Sept. 13-14
- Anchorage, Alaska: Oct. 17-18
- Palm City/Stuart, Fla.: Nov. 6-7
To register, visit the American Humane website.