Disaster & Cruelty

Training to Fight Animal Cruelty

The ASPCA offers numerous training opportunities for law enforcement, veterinarians, prosecutors, and animal sheltering professionals who wish to learn more about how to fight animal cruelty.

Dogfighting Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Policing Services and the ASPCA partnered to develop invaluable, free resources aimed at assisting communities in addressing dogfighting.

Fighting Blood Sports
Terry Mills of the ASPCA’s Blood Sports division provides expert training to successfully investigate and combat illegal animal fighting.

Online Courses
Register for the ASPCA's self-paced, free online courses on topics vital to professionals fighting animal cruelty.

Prosecuting Animal Cruelty Webinars
The National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse, a program of the National District Attorneys Association, has partnered with the ASPCA and Animal Legal Defense Fund to present a series of webinars to address the needs of professionals, especially prosecutors, veterinarians, and law enforcement, who pursue animal abusers.

Field Investigations & Response Webinar Series
This 8-part webinar series presented by the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response (FIR) Department will explore issues critical to successful investigations and response for animals in crisis, including animals in natural or man-made disaster situations. Animal welfare professionals, veterinarians, emergency management, law enforcement, public health and other government officials will especially benefit from these free, 90-minute webinars.

Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Sciences
The ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program has developed a graduate certificate in Veterinary Forensic Sciences to be offered as a distance education program through the College of Medicine and College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida.