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Purdue Extension Offers Program to First Responders Involving Emergency Animal Management

How do you deal with escaped livestock after a traffic incident? Thankfully, that is not a situation that all first responders have to deal with. However, if it happens and you are the person on the scene, how do you handle it?

Purdue Extension is offering an Emergency Animal Management Program on May 11, from 12:00 (noon) until 4:00 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Center, 680 West Squawbuck Road, Columbia City, IN. The program will start with a sponsored meal.

The purpose of the program is to provide Whitley County law enforcement, first responders, and related individuals a basic understanding of farm animal behavior and handling practices in order to better prepare to respond to an incident involving livestock.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Escaped Animal Handling
  • When, How, and Where to use Deadly force
  • How an Animal Thinks
  • Handling Animals and People under Stress

The program is free to our target audience, thanks to meal sponsor Whitley County Farm Bureau, Inc.

Please RSVP by May 4 by calling 260-244-7615. RSVP is required for meal count. Attendance may be capped, depending on response.

Click here for program flyer.

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