Training

CalAnimals provides trainings throughout the year for California animal welfare professionals. Our annual Animal Care Conference draws over 500 attendees who gather to learn, network, and develop information and skills to bring back to their work. Our Animal Law Enforcement Training Academies, in partnership with Marin Humane and San Diego Humane Society, are the go-to training programs for animal control officers and humane officers throughout California. Additionally, we provide one-day trainings and webinars.
 
Below, you will also see euthanasia trainings provided by Renee Harris (Top2Cats Consulting) and Kim Lanham-Snyder (Marin Humane), instructors we have certified.

Maddie's Fund presents the 2021 Virtual

Animal Care Conference

April 7-8, 2021

Virtual Conference

Education & Training Resources

Bat Basics for Animal Care and Control Agencies

Wed., May 19, 8am-1pm (PST)

This program introduces animal care and animal services professionals to the most unique and misunderstood animals on the planet – bats.  As humans expand their footprint on the landscape, bats come into contact with the public with increasing frequency. Animal Services agencies, shelters, veterinary clinics, and nuisance wildlife control operators need to be properly educated and equipped to handle these animals safely, and to provide accurate information to the public about them.


Topics include basic information about bats and their role in the environment, public health and safety issues, rabies, safe capture and handling, eviction and exclusion of bats in human-occupied structures, and White Nose Syndrome.


The class fee is $49.  Course Schedule - Bat World MidCities (bwmidcities-batworld.org)


This training is approved for HO/CACO CEs.

Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy (Basic) by San Diego Humane Society

Oct. 18-29, 2021 (Pending)


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.


October 2021 dates and format are tentative. For more information about San Diego Humane Society's Humane Academy, contact academy@sdhumane.org.

Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy (Basic) Marin Humane

TBD

Marin Humane

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.

Various Dates and Locations (see below)

Euthanasia Training

When necessary, shelter staff may euthanize animals if they have completed a curriculum of at least eight hours of training as specified in the Euthanasia Training Curriculum published by the California Animal Welfare Association (CalAnimals). The training must be provided by a veterinarian, RVT, or instructor certified by (CalAnimals). Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Email the instructors for more information on scheduling a training convenient for you.

     Renee's courses are currently virtual with the hands-on component scheduled for an agreed-upon date, time, and location.

Kim's courses are currently virtual with the hands-on component scheduled for an agreed-upon date, time, and location.

 

Instructors:

Kim Lanham-Snyder, Marin Humane | klanham@marinhumane.org

Renee Harris, Top2Cats Consulting | reneeharris@top2catsconsulting.com

 

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California's animal care and control agencies, SPCAs, and humane societies are not directly affiliated with any of the national animal welfare organizations, such as Humane Society of the United States and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  Read more here.