Animal Care

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

We have pet training and cutting-edge animal care information that will promote the healthy and enjoyable lifelong relationship both pet and owner will enjoy for years. Explore care for puppies, dog training, understanding cats and the Animal Welfare Assistant program.

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Each class can be taken by itself or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program as initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare agencies and organizations. Curriculum developed by the Humane Society of Missouri, Animal Protective Association of Missouri, and St. Louis County Animal Care & Control. Those who successfully complete the coursework and earn a certificate of completion may receive priority employment by the sponsoring agencies.

Animal Welfare and the Humane Movement

There are different facets of animal welfare, and the work of animal welfare agencies in the St. Louis metro area are built on varying viewpoints. Gain insights into the history of the U.S. animal welfare/humane movement and where we are today. We’ll also trouble-shoot community animal welfare needs and possible solutions. Course meets requirements of Animal Welfare Assistant Program.
ANIM:741 | 1 session | $26 AGE 60+ | $29 REG

Getting to Know Us: St. Louis Animal Welfare Organizations

St. Louis hosts various organizations of all types and sizes involved in animal welfare activities, rescues and shelters, adoptions, pet food pantries, emergency and investigation teams, clinics, advocacy groups and more. Each group presents a unique role, approach and way of operating, but it takes everyone in the community to meet the needs of our local animals. The good news is that a wide range of animal welfare-related activities exist in the St. Louis metro area, offering involvement opportunities for people with a variety of interests and skills (like you!). A panel of representatives from local agencies will present their stories and answer your questions. Course meets requirements of Animal Welfare Assistant Program.
ANIM:741 | 1 session. | $26 AGE 60+ | $29 REG

Investigations, Rescues, Legalities and Legislative Issues in Animal Welfare

Hear first-hand accounts from the real world of animal welfare investigations and rescues, learning how investigators work and how animal welfare agencies and the law handle violations. Explore legal issues (how does our society define “adequate care and control” of animals?) as well as advocacy and legislation related to animal welfare. Course meets requirements of Animal Welfare Assistant Program.
ANIM:741 | 1 session | $26 AGE 60+ | $29 REG 


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