Animal Rescue Corps to offer training in Lebanon

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:58 PM

Animal Rescue Corps will hold its basic animal rescue course, as well as present its second level of this training for the first time Sept. 6-7 at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon.

The two full days of practical training in hands-on animal rescue will be useful to individuals who wish to volunteer with ARC or to just be better prepared to assist animals in emergency situations and to animal protection professionals or agencies who wish to partner with ARC in saving lives.

“Animal Rescue Corps is very excited to bring this training opportunity back to Middle Tennessee where we first offered it and to launch our advanced rescue course here,” said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. “This community has always been overwhelmingly supportive of our rescue work and committed to ending animal cruelty.”

The basic animal rescue course will be offered Sept. 6. BARC 1 offers a comprehensive look at the structure of emergency response and provides knowledge and skills necessary to aid animals in natural disasters, large-scale cruelty cases and many other situations. Topics include basic animal body language and handling, identifying veterinary emergencies, basic animal photography, evidence intake, emergency sheltering and more.

The second level of the Basic Animal Rescue Course will take place Sept. 7. This advanced class dives deeper into animal rescue topics such as anti-cruelty laws, investigations, basic medical triage, advanced animal handling, behavior assessments, action photography and editing and more. BARC 1 attendance is a prerequisite for BARC 2.

Early registration continues through Sept. 5 with a $95 charge for an individual course or $175 charge if registering for both courses. Space is limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible at http://ift.tt/1pnlx3d. The walk-in registration fee is $125 for each course. Walk-ins will be admitted based on availability. A vegan lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants. All attendees who complete either program will receive a certificate of completion for the training.

BARC 1 will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and BARC 2 will be held  from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre at 110 W. Main St. in Lebanon  Parking is available on site and in the immediate surrounding area. 

The Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant of Nashville will assist with lunch for attendees.

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