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Emergency On-Scene Euthanasia of Animals

Course Objectives: When animals are injured in vehicle or other accidents, the scene of the emergency is usually visible to the public. It is sometimes necessary to euthanize injured animals to prevent additional suffering and secure the scene. Police officers are often criticized by the news media and general public for ineffective euthanasia techniques. This course is designed to teach law enforcement officers to properly and humanely use firearms to perform emergency euthanasia for injured animals. Participants will learn to identify when euthanasia is necessary, and the physical signs that indicate when an animal has expired. Instruction will include the proper placement of projectiles and safety considerations for close proximity use of firearms on standing and recumbent animals. Target Audience: The target audience for this course is law enforcement officers who may attend the scene of an accident or emergency involving injured animals.


Sep 15, 2016
from 09:00 AM till 12:00 PM
Logan Township Police Department, 100 Chief Logan Circle, Altoona, PA 16602
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Evalyn Fisher
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