How Shelters Can Make Policies More Humane for Wildlife

How Shelters Can Make Policies More Humane for Wildlife
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-06-12
Unit 1 Slide Deck: How Shelters Can Make Policies More Humane for Wildlife
Unit 2 Recording: How Shelters Can Make Policies More Humane for Wildlife

Does your agency’s mission for the humane treatment of animals extend not just to companion animals, but to wildlife too? Animal control facilities are increasingly tasked with responding to wildlife issues in their community, but standard operating procedures often stand in the way of achieving humane outcomes for wildlife. For instance, programs like trap-loan are well-intentioned, but in reality, require unnecessary field response and agency resources, leave orphans behind, leave the root of the problem unaddressed, and inflict suffering on the very animals we work to protect.

This webinar will provide the roadmap and resources needed to begin transforming the way your agency and community deals with wildlife. The benefits are humane outcomes for wildlife in your community, a reduced workload for officers in the field, and a greater awareness in the community about how to solve problems with wildlife.




The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.




Audience Comments:

  • “Excellent information that you can use.” — Bob
  • “How to approach and handle wild animal situations. I loved seeing the mom’s get their babies.” –Leigh
  • “Outstanding presentation. I learned so much. I don’t work in sheltering, but rather, am an academic, and so I had never heard about excluder devices or thought about why live trapping wasn’t necessarily humane. ” –Jen
  • “Super excited to see progressive wildlife policies being promoted.” –Michelle
  • “Understanding that being too helpful can be harmful to wildlife. The need to respect wildlife.” –Phyllis



** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriff’s Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
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