Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), a Washington, D.C.-based international nonprofit, is hosting their Basic Animal Rescue Course and for the first time anywhere, presenting the second level of this training on Saturday and Sunday, September 6th and 7th, 2014 at the Capitol Theater in Lebanon, Tennessee.
These two full days of practical training in hands-on animal rescue will be useful to individuals who wish to volunteer with ARC or to just be better prepared to assist animals in emergency situations and to animal protection professionals or agencies who wish to partner with ARC in saving lives.
"Animal Rescue Corps is very excited to bring this training opportunity back to Middle Tennessee where we first offered it and to launch our advanced rescue course here," said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. "This community has always been overwhelmingly supportive of our rescue work and committed to ending animal cruelty."
The Basic Animal Rescue Course (BARC 1) will be offered on Saturday, September 6th . BARC 1 offers a comprehensive look at the structure of emergency response and provides invaluable knowledge and skills necessary to aid animals in natural disasters, large-scale cruelty cases, and many other situations. Topics include basic animal body language and handling, identifying veterinary emergencies, basic animal photography, evidence intake, emergency sheltering, and more.
The second level of the Basic Animal Rescue Course (BARC 2) will take place on Sunday, September 7th. This advanced class dives deeper into animal rescue topics such as anti-cruelty laws, investigations, basic medical triage, advanced animal handling, behavior assessments, action photography and editing, and more. BARC 1 attendance on Saturday or previously is a prerequisite for BARC 2.
Early registration continues through September 5th with a $95 charge for an individual course or $175 charge if registering for both courses. Space is limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible at www.AnimalRescueCorps.org/BARC. The walk-in registration fee is $125 for each course. Walk-ins will be admitted based on availability. A vegan lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants. All attendees who complete either program will receive a certificate of completion for the training.
BARC 1 will be held on September 6th, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and BARC 2 will be held on September 7th, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Capital Theater at 110 W Main St, Lebanon, TN 37087. Parking is available on site and in the immediately surrounding area. Please see the registration webpage for additional details.
ARC would like to thank the Capitol Theatre of Lebanon for partnering with ARC to bring these events to the community, as well as the Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant of Nashville for assisting with lunch for attendees.
For additional information about BARC Middle Tennessee, please visit www.animalrescuecorps.org/BARC.
Animal Rescue Corps
1380 Monroe Street NW #326
Washington, DC 20010-3452