Field services teams, no matter if you are an animal control officer or outreach staff, play a vital role in enhancing lifesaving in their community. Through an engagement-based approach to service delivery, your field staff can learn how to promote the human-animal bond in the community without compromising public safety or negating cruelty concerns.
These apprenticeship opportunities are for shelter/rescue organization directors, veterinarians, staff, and volunteer who are interested in learning how to be the most effective at implementing this type of program in their organization.
Each apprenticeship is 3 days, plus travel, and hosted in Austin, Texas
This course is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
“Being able to take home standard operating procedures from a city that focuses on maintaining No Kill is a game changer in bringing our community forward from the animal control mentality to engaging the entire community in achieving high standards of animal welfare.”
“It was fantastic. I enjoyed it [the apprenticeship] so much and took away more valuable information than I ever thought possible… thank you as does all of the Eastern Madera County SPCA. You have made an imprint on my life that I will be forever grateful for.”
"While participating in an apprenticeship at APA! I learned more effective and cost-saving ways to better serve the animals in our care, while also providing established protocols and procedures to staff members. I was able to more easily and clearly create a framework for common symptoms and illness. Other takeaways from the apprenticeship would be HR development, crowdfunding, and drug and illness protocols."
"I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to attend your master class. I was shocked at the amount of information I learned from your class. Your candor and non-judgmental attitude made receiving information when I was admitting I had been wrong so much easier. Again, thank you for the opportunity, and I look forward to staying in contact with you!"
"Thank you for giving us the tools we need and the continued offer of support. I feel confident that between this course and the feline course I’m attending next month, our shelter is going to be able to save most of that last 10% and that is HUGE. You are amazing. Your staff is amazing. Your volunteers are phenomenal. Thank you."