Animals in the Field: Law Enforcement Training 

Law enforcement personnel are invited to attend a full-day MCOLES-certified course 
Animals in the Field: Law Enforcement Training on September 16, 2016 at the Getting to the Goal conference
The $80 registration fee includes sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks. 
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Why Attend? 
Law enforcement officers are a key component of the legal system and its relationship to animals. To effectively carry out their duties and protect the public, animals, and themselves, it is crucial that law enforcement personnel receive special training designed to help understand the laws that apply to situations involving animals, enable them to quickly interpret animal behavior in face-to-face interactions, and be aware of the special issues that may arise in investigations involving crimes against animals. This course is designed to fill a gap in traditional law enforcement training and provide critical information needed to respond to animal-related issues in the field.
Animals in the Field: Law Enforcement Training  was developed by the Michigan Humane Society and will be taught by MHS staff members. See more details here

Schedule and topics are:

Morning Sessions 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Welcome and Introduction - Matt Pepper
Human Violence and Animal Cruelty - Matt Pepper
Animals as Evidence - Debby MacDonald
Michigan Animal Law - Ann Griffin, Esq. and Dr. Robert Fisher

Afternoon Sessions 1:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Animal Behavior and Handling in the Field - CJ Bentley and Debby MacDonald
Bloodsport Awareness / Dog Fighting - Debby MacDonald  

Meet the presenters
Matt Pepper
Matthew Pepper 
joined MHS as its CEO in August 2014.  He came to MHS with 15 years of animal welfare experience, including serving as director of Bernalillo County Animal Care Services in New Mexico and holding management positions with Memphis Animal Services in Tennessee, Caddo Parish Animal Services in Louisiana, Kent County Animal Control, and the Humane Society of West Michigan. He holds a B.S. in wildlife biology and has studied with the National Animal Care & Control Association, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, and Code 3 Associates.
Ann Griffin
Ann Griffin, Esq.
 is a licensed attorney with more than 16 years of experience in legal education administration and teaching.  She is Vice Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section, and she chairs the Section's legislative committee.  From 2008-10, she managed a low-cost feline spay/neuter program for MHS.  In January 2015, she returned to MHS to serve as the Law Enforcement Training program administrator and to focus on legislative advocacy.

Dr. Robert Fisher
Dr. Robert Fisher, DVM: 
Dr. Fisher has been with MHS since 1985.  In his role as Vice President and Chief of Veterinary Medicine, he oversees the organization's day-to-day operations from both financial and medical standpoints.  He is Chair of MHS' legislative committee, and he is frequently called upon to testify before Michigan legislators regarding animal-related pending legislation.  His MHS veterinary medicine practice focuses on orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.
CJ Bentley and Rogue
CJ Bentley:
  CJ Bentley has been MHS' Sr. Director of Operations for more than 5 years and previously was with MHS as a volunteer and then as a staff program manager for nearly 20 years.  She is the past Executive Director of the Association of Professional Trainers and a current instructor for an Animal Assisted Therapy on-line program at Oakland University.  She has taught dog obedience classes for more than 15 years and is a published author, radio, and TV spokesperson on dog behavior and training.

Debby MacDonald Photo-by-Carolyn-Hendra
Debby MacDonald:  
Debby MacDonald is the Chief Cruelty Investigator and Detroit Shelter Director for the Michigan Humane Society.  She has been with MHS for 24 years and has been a cruelty investigator for 20 years.  Qualified as an expert witness in dog-fighting investigations, she is currently an instructor for Code 3 Associates/Colorado State's Cruelty Investigations Academy and has taught throughout the US.

Wishlist Items for DACC

DACC Wish List 2016
MPFA is continues to collect donations for  Detroit Animal Control & Care (DACC).  

City regulations DO NOT allow individuals to donate directly to the shelter. 

Print this wishlist to have on hand when you shop, or display it at your workplace or favorite business so others can help. 

The following items are needed:

* Blankets (no knit, crocheted, or comforters) 
* Bleach (5.25% or 8.25%) 
* Cat litter 
* Cat toys 
* Collars/leashes (new or gently used) 
* Dawn (original blue) 
* Goughnuts 
* Jolly Balls 
* Large Nylabones 
* Milk-Bones 
* Paper towels 
* Peanut butter 
* Poop bags 
* Pup-Peroni 
* Spray Cheese 
* Stainless steel food bowls 
* Sturdy slip leashes (Remington,  Roughwear, etc.) 
* Towels 
* Training treats 
* XL and XXL black Kongs (anything smaller  will get stuck in the drain system)

Donations are being accepted at these locations. It is recommended to phone in advanced to confirm hours. 

Livingston County

12402 Highland Rd, Hartland 48353
(810) 344-4404    9-5 Monday - Friday
Macomb County

23451 Pinewood St, Warren 48091
(586) 879-1745   Call for hours 
Oakland County

Auburn Hills - All About Animals Rescue
2660 Auburn #400, Auburn Hills 48326
(248) 212-0781  Call for hours 

Bloomfield - Pet Supplies Plus
2057 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills 48067
(248) 333-7545  Call for hours 

Royal Oak - Bingo Pet Salon
108 W. Fourth Street, Royal Oak 48067
(248) 544-7424
Close time varies daily, please contact the store
35 West Square Lake, Troy 48098
(248) 236-1400    9-5 Monday - Friday
Wayne County
2038 Springwells, Detroit 48209
(586) 435-6930  Call for hours 

Redford - Casual Refinishing
15505 Beech Daly Road, Redford 48239
(586) 216-7015    9-5 Monday - Friday

About Michigan Pet Fund Alliance 
The single mission of the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is to stop the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan shelters. 
MPFA is an all-volunteer organization collaborating with shelter and rescue organizations to achieve No Kill through training, technical  assistance,
 education and advocacy.
For more information: 
877-FUR-PALS  (877-387-7257)
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as defined by the IRS and is a Guidestar Exchange Gold Participant.
 Contributions are tax deductible. 
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