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MHS Animal Welfare & Law Enforcement Training

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Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

UPAWS Community Room

815 S. State Hwy.

Gwinn, Michigan 49841

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This two-day training is open to animal welfare and law enforcement professionals on a first come, first served basis. NEW DATES ARE NOW AVAILABLE -- Wednesday, August 21 (animal welfare training) and Thursday, August 22 (law enforcement training). Existing registrations will be honored for those who still wish to attend or can be cancelled if need be. Those who have already registered will receive an email with further instructions.

There is NO COST for this training, which is generously funded by an Animal Welfare Fund grant through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

You can choose one of the following:
A one-day registration for Animal Welfare Training
A one-day registration for Law Enforcement Training
A two-day registration for both Animal Welfare Training and Law Enforcement Training
Registration is available at NO CHARGE on a first come, first served basis.

Law enforcement officers who provide an MCOLES identification number will receive MCOLES credit for the law enforcement training.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day by UPAWS and MHS.

Here is the schedule for each day's training:

Day 1 – Animal Welfare Training (August 21)

Welcome and Introductions 8:30 – 8:40 A.M.

Best Practices in Animal Care for Shelters and Rescues - Dr. Shirene Cece: 8:40 – 10:30 A.M.

BREAK 10:30 – 10:45 A.M.

Best Practices in Animal Care for Shelters and Rescues, continued - Dr. Shirene Cece: 10:45 – 12:00 NOON

LUNCH 12:00 NOON – 1:00 P.M.

Animal Law for Rescues and Shelters - Ann M. Griffin, Esq.: 1:00 – 2:30 P.M.

BREAK 2:30 – 2:45 P.M.

Humane Use of Animal Handling Equipment - Debby MacDonald: 2:45 – 4:15 P.M.

Questions and Wrap Up 4:15 – 4:30 P.M.

Day 2 – Law Enforcement Training (August 22)

Welcome and Introductions 8:30 – 8:40 A.M.

Animal Cruelty Awareness - Debby MacDonald: 8:40 – 10:15 A.M.

BREAK 10:15 – 10:30 A.M.

Hoarding - Debby MacDonald: 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.

LUNCH 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Livestock & Horse Cruelty Investigations - Andy Seltz: 12:30 – 3:15 P.M.

BREAK 3:15 – 3:30 P.M.

Animal Behavior and Handling - Debby MacDonald: 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Questions and Wrap Up 4:30 – 4:45 P.M.


Event FAQs:

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We'll have your registration information in the system.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. You can update your registration information at any time.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. We just ask that you update your registration with the new attendee's information.

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Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

UPAWS Community Room

815 S. State Hwy.

Gwinn, Michigan 49841

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