LIVE Webinar: Recognizing the Role of Texas Animal Control Professionals as First Responders

Texas animal control professionals (animal field services, animal care, animal protection, etc.) have roles rooted in community engagement, public safety, and animal welfare, as they have been on the frontline of protecting communities. Their roles have expanded to include providing community support and outreach, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, and saving animals (and sometimes their owners) in immediate danger. However, under Texas law, professionals in Texas animal control are not considered “first responders.”

THLN believes that animal control professionals play a crucial role in maintaining public safety and ensuring the well-being of both humans and animals in our communities, and as such, they should be considered first responders. By advocating for a first responder classification, animal control professionals can educate their communities and advocate for receiving training, resources, and equipment necessary to perform the critical services they provide to their communities.

This forty-five-minute webinar will include a background on the role of animal control professionals and how they are already performing first responder tasks, how to educate their communities and local leaders on their roles, and how to advocate for a Texas animal control professional to be considered a first responder and along with a Q&A at the end.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

June 11, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1pm

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