May 10, 2010 3:21 PM
Pueblo Animal Services is hosting a Large Animal Rescue Course on May 14 and 15, at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.
The purpose of this class is to educate first responders, animal control personnel and horse owners in the safe rescue of large animals from emergency situations such as trailer accidents, trail accidents and other accidents affecting large animals.
The rescue of large animals is a hazardous activity, which poses a risk of serious injury or death for both animals and humans. First responders often receive little or no training in the safe handling and rescue of any animals, regardless of size. Teaching safe handling skills and rescue techniques to first responders and others will increase the chances that rescues of these types will be performed in a safe manner, not only for humans, but for horses.
The format of this class is 8 hours of class room instruction on Friday and 8 hours of technical skills and scenarios on Saturday. The class will include participants from across Colorado.
This course was made possible with the help of financial grants from the Colorado Horse Development Authority, the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers and the Friends of the Pueblo Animal Shelter.
The course is being presented by the Large Animal Rescue Company, Inc. of Hollister, California.