Reporting Animal Cruelty: The Role of the Animal Welfare Professional

by Kristen

April 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online Webinar - AAWA

Veterinarians and sheltering professionals are often the first contact for an animal who may have been abused or neglected. However, many of these animal welfare professionals do not have the resources to identify the signs of abuse and/or neglect, the knowledge of where to report it, nor an understanding of the cruelty laws in their state. After this webinar, you will be able to:

Identify the states where veterinarians are mandated to report animal cruelty/abuse
Understand the link between violence against animals and humans
Classify abuse
Recognize the roles and responsibilities animal welfare professionals have regarding cruelty
Know where to report cruelty
Discover a resource for veterinarians which was a collaboration between Animal Folks (MN), ARL (MA), and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Find out how they collaborated and get ideas for how you can create a similar resource for your state.

This webinar will benefit veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal advocates, and shelter/ rescue staff – especially leadership.

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.