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A collective voice dedicated to humane treatment of animals in Washington State through legislation, training, programs and support services.
Is your shelter in need of orthopedic dog beds for senior dogs? You're in luck! The Grey Muzzle Organization is currently accepting shelter requests for orthopedic bed donations. Simply have an authorized representative of your shelter fill out this on-line form. If your application is approved, two orthopedic dog beds will be delivered to your shelter within a few months!
Humane College is coming to Seattle on Monday, April 28, and is offering Federation Members a 50% discount on the registration fees for two great workshops - "An Animal Shelter's Guide to Raising Money" and "Igniting Passion, Getting the Most Out of Your Volunteers." Click here to view the course descriptions, and if you'd like to attend, simply email Rachel Bishop for your 50% off discount code which can be entered at registration checkout!
Police officers can't be expected to be dog behaviorists, but there's a new tool available that can arm them to more accurately read and assess a dog's body language, improving the safety of both dogs and law enforcement personnel. From the National Canine Research Council (NCRC) in partnership with Safe Humane Chicago and the United States Department of Justice, the new video training series, "Police & Dog Encounters: Tactical Strategies and Effective Tools to Keep Our Communities Safe and Humane," consists of five 10-minute segments. They feature Chicago police officers in situations they routinely encounter on duty, along with a dog behavior expert demonstrating real-life scenarios with SWAT and street officers. All too often reports of police officers shooting dogs and officer's getting injured on the job flood the news. Help save more lives by sharing these videos with your community's law enforcement!
Don't forget to check out our Upcoming Trainings page! A compilation of trainings relevant to the animal welfare industry, you'll be sure to find something that peeks your interest (and furthers your professional development goals). These training opportunities are updated on a regular basis, so bookmark this page and check back often!
Looking for feral cat resources? Check out this new tool from The Humane Society of The United States listing feral cat resources by state.