St. Charles Parish shelter staff certified in animal search and rescue

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Assistant Shelter Supervisor Lonnie Matherne (L) and Animal Control Supervisor Jena Troxler (R) participating in the water rescue procedures course with Louisiana Partnership  Animal Responder Boot Camp.
Assistant Shelter Supervisor Lonnie Matherne (L) and Animal Control Supervisor Jena Troxler (R) participating in the water rescue procedures course with Louisiana Partnership Animal Responder Boot Camp.
With growing public emphasis on preparedness with handling animals in disasters, the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter staff completed training to become certified in animal search and rescue.

The staff attended the Louisiana Partnership Animal Responder Boot Camp May 1-5 in Ruston for training.

“There were great agencies present and we sought to seize this opportunity to further train staff to handle animal evacuations, rescues and post-emergency sheltering,” said Animal Control Supervisor Jena Troxler. “Several influential groups came together to make this a highly impactful week that will undoubtedly better prepare our parish for disaster situations.”

The staff was  certified in safety guidelines set by the National Fire Protection Association, as well as received operator certifications in animal search and rescue. They completed courses in pet evacuation and shelter training, slack water rescue procedures, and large animal handling and technical rescue.

The agencies present at the boot camp included the Louisiana State Animal Response Team, Code 3 responders, Animal Search and Rescue, American Humane Society, ASPCA and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.




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