September – November 2014
Please understand that by attending this class you are not automatically considered as a member of the Happy Trails Animal Rescue Team.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 19th from 5pm to 8pm, and continued on Saturday, Sept. 20th from 12:00noon to 5:00pm.
WHERE: On site in the Sanctuary Multi-purpose building
COST: $50 per person
This seminar will be the first in an on-going series addressing animal emergency rescue with the first 2-part class being held Friday evening, Sept. 19th from 5pm to 8pm, and the classes continues on Saturday, Sept. 20th from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm
This class is mandatory for Happy Trails volunteers and staff who are members of Happy Trails emergency rescue team. The material is designed to provide emergency rescue workers such as humane agents and law enforcement officials with the information needed to conduct a successful animal rescue and to handle the scene with professionalism and confidence. However, anyone who is interested in learning more about animal rescue is welcome to register.
Topics to be addressed include:
- organizing the rescue
- to remove or not remove the animals in question – assessing the health and condition of the farm animals
- the chain of command at the scene of a rescue
- setting up the staging area
- on-scene protocol – appropriate conduct for rescue workers at the property
- being prepared with the correct supplies and emergency equipment
- cataloging and documenting each animal
- collecting evidence
- basic farm animal handling safety
- dealing with the media
- filing charges
- preparing reports
This seminar will give you the knowledge needed to understand the content of and the opportunity to register to attend Happy Trails Animal Rescue 102 and 103.
Attendees may also have the opportunity to be included on the list of Happy Trails rescue workers on an as-needed basis.