Animal Welfare University is a free training hosted by the Connecticut Humane Society for Animal Control Officers (ACOs). ACOs in Connecticut are tasked with the great responsibility of enforcing animal control and cruelty laws in order to protect both the animals and the communities in which they serve. The field of animal welfare is evolving and advancing at a rapid rate, which presents a need for better equipped, educated, and skilled officers. These workshops provide ACOs and Animal Welfare professionals with an opportunity to further their knowledge about topics within the ever-changing field of animal welfare.

Past AWU Topics

  • December 2021 – Aggression in Dogs presented by Michael Shikashio, CDBC
  • November 2020 – The Compassion Badassery Workshop presented by Jessica Dolce
  • December 2019 – Animal First Aid, Emergency Preparation, Horses and Animal Control and Non-Traditional Animals presented by Daniel D’ Auria with special guest Dr. Mark Gold

Upcoming AWU Workshops

Check back for details about the next AWU workshop.

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