Veterinarians and veterinary teams are on the front line of animal cruelty. Professionals in the veterinary profession must frequently deal with situtations where animals have been mistreated.
Our organization, Animal Folks, has developed training and tools to help veterinarians deal with these heartbreaking challenges. Our manual, "THE ROLE OF THE VETERINARIAN: ESTABLISHING PROTOCOLS TO IDENTIFY AND REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY" has become a valuable resource for the profession. In addition, we offer day-long training sessions on animal cruelty for veterinarians and veterinary technicians who are mandated reporters of animal cruelty.
To cover the costs of our 2020 annual training for approximately 100 veterinarians and veterinary techs, we need to raise an additional $5,000 to cover the $16,570 total cost. These expense include travel and lodging for local and national presenters, printing of manuals, venue charges, etc. The training sessions help address cruelty issues by preparing animal care professionals to:
• Understand the role of veterinarians in the reporting of suspected animal cruelty
• Gain working knowledge of animal anti-cruelty laws
• Learn how to identify and report animal cruelty, and collect and document evidence, includng non-accidental injuries
• Learn about emotional animal abuse and neglect
• Learn how to make a difference in the prosecution of a cruelty case
We need your help to help make this valuable work continue. Please give today!