04/01/20 Reporting Animal Cruelty: The Role of the Animal Welfare Professional

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Recorded On: 04/01/2020

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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.

This program (both live and recorded) has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
  • 1 CE  by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for Texas Animal Control Officers

Edward Schettino, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Animal Rescue League of Boston

Dr. Schettino is a graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Formerly the Vice President of Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services at the Animal Rescue League of Boston, he is now their President & CEO. He has an MBA from Clark University’s Graduate School of Management, and both his Masters and PhD in the Basic Medical Sciences (Immunology), from New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.

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