Animal Control Training for Horses and Livestock: West Virginia and Beyond

This year, April 28th from 11am to 5pm, Heart of Phoenix will host our 3rd Annual Animal Control Training for WV, Ohio and Kentucky.

This class will cover the handling of equines and livestock. It will cover legal considerations for cases involving horses and livestock. There is an expanded “hands on” portion this year to be sure officers will be able to safely handle these large animals when needed.

We offer West Virginia’s Statewide Animal control and law enforcement training program each year in the spring at no cost to officers or counties.

This program receives In-Hours credit for officers statewide (WV) and provides never before attainable equine only neglect and cruelty training, as well as handling safety training. We are in our 3rd year of this program.

6528 Ohio River Road Lesage, WV 25537 (Just look for Riviera Drive off Rt 2 / Ohio River Rd)

West Virginia Animal Control Officer Training Clinic

11:00 Registration
11:30 Horses and Neglect – What it is and is not by Tinia Creamer
12:00 – 12:15 Livestock Neglect: When it isn’t a Horse by Tinia
12:15 – 12:45 HOP, ASPCA and You – Working together by Tinia Creamer
12:45 – 1:30 Basic Body Language of the Human and Horse by Stephanie Davis
1:30 – 2:00 ~LUNCH~
2:00 – 2:45 Proper Handling & Haltering of the Horse by Susan Sunday (Hands On)
2:45 – 3:15 Tricks to catch the Uncatchable Horse Suzanna Johnson (Hands On)
3:15 – 3:30 Essential Care: Dr Clara Mason
3:30 – 4:30 Trailering & Loading the Horse by Suzanna Johnson/Susan Sunday (Hands On)
4:30 – 5:00 The Law concerning livestock and horses, as well as Q and A by Heather Severt with the HSUS

Lunch is provided. The course is free. We are accredited in West Virginia for 5 In-Service hours, as well!

Our accreditation number is


Please register to attend here

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