ASPCA Comprehensive Animal Cruelty Response Training
The ASPCA offers animal cruelty response trainings for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, veterinarians, and rescue and sheltering organizations. Our trainings aim to raise awareness about animal cruelty, educate participants on its various forms, and empower them to take effective action to mitigate and prevent cruelty in their communities. These comprehensive and interactive workshops cover all aspects of animal cruelty case response and are customized to meet the needs of learners. Sample Agenda [PDF].
Workshop sessions are facilitated by subject matter experts with decades of experience and include:
Overview of animal cruelty laws
Planning for a large-scale animal intake
Crime scene processing
Documenting animal evidence
The veterinarian’s role in animal cruelty cases
Sheltering considerations for animals in cruelty cases
Dispositional Proceedings and Criminal Charging
Testifying in Court
Leveraging cases for change
If your organization is interested in learning how to respond to, mitigate, and prevent animal cruelty in your community, please submit a training request. All requests are carefully evaluated taking into account available resources, geography/regional focus, and impact. Due to the high volume, we are unable to accommodate all requests.