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Animal Care Conference 2018


Long Beach, CA: March 11-13, 2018

Each year, SHAC joins forces with the California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA) to host the California Animal Care Conference.

New for 2018, we are expanding with two all-day pre-conference Saturday workshops on March 10th: Fundamentals of Animal Sheltering and Case Studies in Field Services.  Continuing from the pre-conference workshop, the entire Field Services track will focus on case studies of complex criminal cases and disasters. 

In addition to the Field Services track, we offer four other session tracks:  Shelter Management, Shelter Medicine, Behavior & Training and Community Outreach.  Our exciting session line-up includes topics such as Are Behavior Assessments Dead? and Words Matter: The Impact of Our Language on Animal Welfare and Tips for Working Your Way to the Top.  Our Tuesday plenary session will explore the unique issues presented by people experiencing homelessness who have pets.

Education credits available at the conference:

Visit the Conference website for more details.



Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy (Basic)


Marin Humane (Novato, CA): April 9-20, 2018 [More information & registration]
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA: April 30-May 11, 2018
[More information & registration]
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA: October 15-26, 2018
[More information & registration]

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):  May 6-11, 2018
[More information & 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.

Canine Influenza Virus in California

Date: May 3, 2018, 10 - 11:00 am
Presenters: Cristie Kamiya, DVM, MBA - Chief of Shelter Medicine, Humane Society Silicon Valley
Registration Fee: $25 per person; FREE for CACDA/SHAC Members

This webinar will focus on the spread of Canine Influenza Virus in California as a result of its introduction in early 2018, and will also review general CIV information, including the history of CIV, previous outbreaks across the country, vaccination, cleaning and disinfection, and methods for mitigating an outbreak situation in a shelter.

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR: Canine Influenza Virus



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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.

January 11-12, 2018 - Auburn, Placer County, CA
Contact reneeharris@top2catsconsulting.com for further information. Class size is limited.

January 24-25, 2018 - Novato, Marin County, CA
Contact Kim Lanham-Snyder, Marin Humane, at klanham@marinhumane.org or 415.506.6205. for further information. Class size is limited, preregistration is required.

March 27-28, 2018 - Novato, Marin County, CA
Contact Kim Lanham-Snyder, Marin Humane, at klanham@marinhumane.org or 415.506.6205. for further information. Class size is limited, preregistration is required.

April 16-17, 2018 - San Diego, CA
Contact reneeharris@top2catsconsulting.com for further information. Class size is limited.

May 23-24, 2018 - Novato, Marin County, CA
Contact Kim Lanham-Snyder, Marin Humane, at klanham@marinhumane.org or 415.506.6205. for further information. Class size is limited, preregistration is required.

June 10-11, 2018 - Roseville, Placer County, CA
Contact reneeharris@top2catsconsulting.com for further information. Class size is limited.

July 24-25, 2018 - Novato, Marin County, CA
Contact Kim Lanham-Snyder, Marin Humane, at klanham@marinhumane.org or 415.506.6205. for further information. Class size is limited, preregistration is required.

 

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