“Adequate training is required to ensure humane animal care, as well as staff and public safety (ILAR 1996). This includes allocating time and resources for employees and volunteers to complete training prior to undertaking responsibility for tasks. The skills, knowledge and training to accomplish each task must be successfully demonstrated before proficiency is assumed. Continuing education should be provided in order to maintain and improve skills. Documentation of training should be maintained.”

 This is not from me, this is from the Guidelines for Standard of Cares in Animal Shelters edited in 2010 by the Association of Shelter Veterinarian (click here to visit their website). As one of our partner, you have access to our shelter dedicated education program. Wondering whether to use it or not for your staff? Here are 5 good reasons!

 

--> We have education modules discussing all the main challenges in shelters: re-abandon, infectious diseases, hygiene, … , in dogs and cats (download the list of available topics here). Want something different? We can personalize it according to your needs!

--> We are experts in animal communities, driven by passion and willing to share what we learned during the years. You can only benefit from our experience.

--> There is no additional cost, this is a complimentary service dedicated to our shelter partners.

--> Shelters are busy environment. Hard to ask all volunteers and staff members to sit down to learn at the same time… Not a problem at all, we can come back as many times as you want so that everybody can benefit from this education experience.

--> Each time you use our education service, you receive reward points (contact your Royal Canin rep to learn more).

Remember we are all part of the same PRO community! Don’t hesitate then: share with us your experiences, ask your questions and let us know what you think! Social networks enable us to keep the discussion going, so whether you are a Facebooker or a Twitter-addict, you can – and should!- be part of it!

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