Humane Dog Trapping Workshop @ Maricopa County Animal Care & Control, Phoenix [29 July]

Humane Dog Trapping Workshop

12:30 - 17:00

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Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
2500 S 27th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85009
Make a Difference in 2017 — Take your passion for animal welfare to the next level!

This workshop is designed for those who have experience handling dogs, or individuals who participate in animal rescue, sheltering or veterinary services, and who have a desire to help with lost pet recovery, or homeless/stray dog rescues in either urban or rural settings. Our community has a great need for these services, yet only a few experienced individuals currently provide them. The goal of the workshop is to expand the network of qualified trappers who can come to the aid of animals in need in the greater Phoenix area.

Tickets for the workshop are $45.00 per person, and attendance is limited. To register, remit $45.00 via PayPal to [email protected]; be sure to include your full name, email address and cell phone in the remarks. You will receive a registration confirmation within 48 hours. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older. Registration fees are utilized to purchase and maintain trapping equipment which may be made available to those who have completed this workshop, based on availability and other criteria.

This workshop will focus exclusively on humane trapping and capture of dogs and will cover:
Steps for locating lost dogs; when trapping is the right solution; common trapping myths; necessary supplies; alternative humane capture equipment; advance preparation; requirements for a successful trapping; animal AND human behavior at the trapping site; types of trapping equipment; choosing a trapping site; pitfalls to avoid; stories of successful captures; difficult cases and creative strategies; the use of technology in trapping; post-capture planning; and much more.

This session will include both formal presentations and hands-on demonstration of and practice with actual trapping equipment (minus the animals!). All participants will receive a resource list and the opportunity to accompany experienced trappers on an active trapping session (as they become available) in the months following the workshop.

A new organization is being formed which will be focused solely on lost pet recovery and humane trapping. Membership in the organization will be open exclusively to those who have completed this workshop, to assure best practices are followed in every case.

Cheryl Naumann has worked in animal welfare and rescue for more than 15 years. During her tenure as the President and CEO of Arizona Humane Society, Cheryl oversaw all operations including animal sheltering, field rescue operations, and veterinary services. Cheryl and her husband currently own Second Home Pet Resort in north Phoenix; she has also actively participated as a volunteer in the humane trapping of both dogs and cats in Maricopa County since 2012. Also assisting in the workshop will be Elli Smith and Ted DeShong, both very active trappers and animal rescuers here in Maricopa County. Their collective experience, including what they have learned does NOT work, will be an invaluable timesaver for workshop participants in navigating the best approaches to a successful trapping outcome.
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