Navigating Behaviorally Challenging Dogs with Trish McMillan

Elmwood Community Center, West Hartford, CT

Approved for 5 CEUs


This training is free to attend and is open to all animal welfare professionals. Space is limited. Registration is required. 

This workshop will be held in person and will feature Trish McMillan. Trish holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of Exeter, and is a certified professional dog trainer (through CCPDT).


Read more and make a quick online reservation here with the password: AWU2022. If you have any questions regarding the workshop or registration please let me know.


Thank you, 


Ashley Marshall

Community Outreach Manager

CT Humane Society

701 Russell Road

Newington, CT 06111

860-594-4500  x6308




A One Day Workshop

Investigating Animal Fighting

With Terry Mills


Terry Mills is Director of Blood Sports Investigations for the ASPCA Legal Advocacy and

Investigations. Mills is widely known in the animal welfare community for his work on the 18-

month-long federal dogfighting raid, which covered eight states, resulted in the seizure of more

than 500 Pit Bulls in one day and more than 100 convictions. The case became known as the

Missouri 500. In his role with the ASPCA, Mills has consulted with or assisted law enforcement

and animal control in over 175 dogfighting and cockfighting investigations, including providing

expert testimony in court hearings and trials all over the country. Based in North Carolina, Mills

works nationwide to spearhead dogfighting and cockfighting investigations. He lectures on such

topics as blood sports, investigation techniques and evidence identification and recovery.

Three Locations

        Animal Rescue League of Boston

            When: Thursday October 27, 2022                      Rabe Family Training Center

Time: 9am to 3pm (Doors open at 8am)              10 Anna’s Place Dedham, MA


When: Friday October 28, 2022                       Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center

Time: 9am to 3pm (Doors open at 8am)              181 Boston Post Road Marlborough, Ma


When: Saturday October 29, 2022                    Springfield Police Academy - Range

Time: 9am to 3pm (Doors open at 8am)            299 Page Blvd Springfield, MA


        (LUNCH on your own at all locations)


Animal Control Officers   Fee $50.00

Animal Control Officers from Massachusetts FREE from State Grant

(seating will be limited, ACOAM members will have priority)


Law Enforcement Police Officers FREE


NON Mass Animal Control Officers    $50.00


RSVP NO LATER THEN Monday OCTOBER 24, 2022 by 4pm


                RSVP to ACOAM Emanuel Maciel  Any Questions 508 991 6366












508 991 6366





Equine cruelty cases fall outside the experience and comfort level of many law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. They can be complex and protracted, involving hundreds of large and potentially dangerous animals with chronic and serious health and behavioral challenges. Presented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, this webinar draws upon the experiences forged through the longtime partnership between a humane law enforcement agency and an equine rescue and rehabilitation organization as they share procedural best practices for successfully and humanely addressing these cases from report to rehoming.

This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care & Control Association and is approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit. Please refer to your NACA membership portal for current CEU submission process.  
Tomorrow We Ride! Investigating and Processing Equine Cruelty Cases 

Thursday, June 2, 2022 
Time: 10:00am, PT/1:00pm, ET 




Equine Cruelty Cases Presented by: Animal Legal Defense Fund Webinar.


When the webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.




If you prefer to use your phone, you must select "Use Telephone" after joining the webinar and call in using the numbers below.
United States: +1 (415) 655-0052
Access Code: 624-324-060
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar


Webinar ID: 207-467-091



Hashtags and Hate Mail


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



CLICK HERE to view the recorded webinar.