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Humane Dog Trapping Workshop

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Make a Difference in the lives of at-risk animals - 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, or 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 and other volunteers who can come to the aid of animals in need in our state. The last three workshops in 2017 sold out - don't miss the chance to attend this time around!

Tickets for the workshop are $50.00 per person, and attendance is limited. This “fundraiser” workshop provides funding for the purchase of humane trapping equipment used by HARTT, and for the veterinary care of animals trapped by HARTT who are not admitted into another rescue partner. HARTT's trapping equipment will be made available, based on availability, to those who have completed this workshop and who have accompanied an experienced trapper on several trapping cases after the class.

To register, remit $50.00 via PayPal to https://www.paypal.me/AZHARTT; be sure to include your full name, email address and cell phone in the remarks. If you don't have a PayPal account now, it's really easy; PP is the largest credit card processor in the company and you just need your credit or debit card, or checking account info. It is a secure site.

You will receive a registration confirmation within 72 hours. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older. This class is being held in the EAST VALLEY due to popular request, and due to the current lack of HARTT volunteers in this area! However, attendees from all locations are welcome to attend.

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 demonstration of actual trapping equipment (minus the animals!). All participants will have the opportunity to accompany experienced trappers on an active trapping session (as they become available) in the months following the workshop.

Class graduates will have the opportunity to become an active volunteer with HARTT (Humane Animal Rescue and Trapping Team). Membership in the organization will be open exclusively to those who have completed this workshop, to assure best practices are followed in every case.

The lead instructor, Cheryl Naumann, is the founder of HARTT (Humane Animal Rescue and Trapping Team); she 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 is a member of NACA (National Animal Care & Control Association), and she and her husband currently own Second Home Pet Resort in north Phoenix. Cheryl has actively humanely trapped dogs, and cats in distress, in Maricopa County since 2012.

Also assisting in the workshop will be Elli Smith of Sky Sanctuary Rescue and Ted DeShong with HARTT – both are 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.