Shotgun Training for Animal Control Officers


WHERE:  The Hartford Gun Club
             157 S. Main Street
             East Granby, CT 06026

WHEN:   Friday
             June 18, 2021
             9am-3pm (6 credit hours)

REQUIREMENTS: Department issued/ Authorized Shotgun, 25 rounds of Birdshot, 15 rounds of Buckshot, 15 rounds of Slugs. Make sure to bring hearing/eye protection, and a baseball cap. Dress in uniform.


COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is open to ACOs who are currently using a shotgun in the course of their duties. Classroom training will cover firearm and parts overview, shooting fundamentals, safe operation in the field, ammunition selection, and applicable state laws. There will be a live fire portion in the field which will also include a range qualification course.


The class will be limited to 15 people to ensure all social distancing protocol can remain in place. To enroll, you must meet the above requirements and send an email to:







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The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement


Do you dread putting a found dog on Instagram because the public will declare that you have him on death row? Do you struggle to respond to cranky questions about your agency in public forums? Do you find yourself on pins and needles when making a tough decision on a cat who is a Facebook favorite? Learn new approaches to dealing with abusive language, primarily in social media situations. This session will offer you guidance on constructive public messaging on sensitive industry topics and help you turn the page on keyboard warriors.



This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.



CLICK HERE to view the recorded webinar.