Humane Euthanasia Training
Like the Humane Society of the United States, we share the goal of ending unnecessary euthanasia in shelters everywhere. MCHA works tirelessly to prevent pet homelessness, promote spay/neuter education, and encourage adoption from shelters and rescue groups. When the decision is made by a shelter to perform euthanasia, it must be performed with the same skill and compassion that we would expect to see if we brought our own suffering animal into that facility or to a veterinarian for a final act of mercy.
When the decision is made that euthanasia is the only option, it is critical to ensure it is performed as humanely as possible. Direct injection of sodium pentobarbital (referred to as euthanasia by injection, or EBI) is the most humane method available because it causes rapid loss of consciousness and an immediate inability to feel pain. Other methods—such as carbon monoxide gas chambers—that cause distress, fear, or pain in the animal, are not acceptable.
This workshop will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform humane euthanasia in an animal shelter. Topics include: safety, humane handling, anesthetics, euthanasia drugs, animal anatomy, and proper technique.
FACILITATED BY: Christian Nash, Trainer of Humane Society of the United States-Approved Euthanasia Curriculum
TUITION: $275 per person
The one day workshop includes both workbook instruction and hands-on training, a euthanasia reference manual, and a certificate of completion upon passing the exam.
Lunch is not provided
Several restaurants are located just minutes away and there are also many delivery options available
Please make tuition checks payable to the Monroe County Humane Association
Class size is limited. Please register as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, July 12
Workshop requires a minimum of seven students or will be at risk of being cancelled
If you have questions about registration, or the location, please email us or call 812-333-6242, ext 101.
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Saturday, July 20
9:00am - 5:30pm
Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic
& Outreach Center
4635 West Richland Plaza Dr.
Bloomington, Indiana 47404