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Job Training for Animal Sheltering Positions Offered

National Workshop Comes to Largo, Fla. in February

The Humane Society of the United States

Working at an animal sheltering organization requires a blend of animal handling skills, compassion and animal knowledge balanced with the ability to communicate effectively and proactively with the public. A workshop coming to Largo, Fla. in February will give current and prospective animal care professionals the skills needed to change careers or advance in the field of animal welfare. 

This course deals with the practical and daily skills needed to do a job well in an animal sheltering setting. Focusing on animal care, housing best practices and customer service concerns, it is designed for those new to the animal welfare industry and those wanting to enhance their skills and job opportunities. Specific topics include pet adoptions and stress reduction for dogs and cats.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of animal care and service workers is predicted to grow faster than other occupations over the next several years.

WHEN:
Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 11 and 12. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 11.

WHERE:
SPCA Tampa Bay
9099 130th Ave North
Largo, FL 33773

REGISTRATION INFO:
$150 Regular Rate

Please register by Jan. 28, 2009. Late registration may be accepted. To register, go to humanesociety.org/university.

ABOUT HUMANE SOCIETY UNIVERSITY:
Humane Society University offers on-site workshops, online courses and degree programs to help volunteers and animal care workers gain the skills needed to maximize their ability to help animals. Humane Society University is the training arm of The Humane Society of the United States. Workshops are offered online or at host facilities nationwide.

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The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization — backed by 10.5 million Americans, or one of every 30. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — On the web at humanesociety.org.