Tuesday, August 19, 2008

American Humane. Animal Rescue Emergency Training. Disaster Response.

Ever wonder who gets to go on animal rescue missions in disaster areas like New Orleans( Katrina ) and the recent flooding in the Midwest? Heck, I don't know myself and I am already a volunteer at an animal shelter. Well, the American Humane has put out an APB for those who are interested in becoming an emergency animal rescuer, in case a natural disaster strikes in their area.

The program is called Basic Animal Emergency Services Training. The tuition will be $85 for members and $100 for non-members. Training materials will be provided by the organization, and you will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. You'll learn about animal first aid, shelter set up and response, incident command systems, plus others. Training has started in some areas, but here is the complete schedule:

Naples, FL -- July 26-27
Kansas City, MO -- Aug. 16-17
Altoona, PA -- Aug. 16-17
Dayton, OH -- Sept. 5-6
Pasadena, CA -- Sept. 12-13
Binghamton, NY -- Sept. 13-14
Milwaukee, SI -- Sept. 13-14
Anchorage, AK -- Oct. 17-18
Palm City/Stuart, FL -- Nov. 6-7

Here's the registration form:

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