Missing Animal Response Network


(Click above link for registration info)

With SMART, CT Dog Gone Recovery, and My Dog's Place Northeast Regional Training


2 Day Lost Pet Recovery Seminar


3 Day MAR K9 Boot Camp


MYSTIC, CT        June 9-June 13, 2018





June 9 and 10 will feature classroom training.  Topics will include new research on lost pet behavior, marketing lost pets beyond posters, flyers, and facebook, dealing with difficult clients and other professionals, compassion fatigue, drones, thermal imaging cameras, trapping, use of game cameras, ethics, scent theory, and other topics




June 11 to 13 will include dog assessment and MAR dog training for ALL levels (beginner thru advanced).  Dog training will be small group so you do not have extended wait time.




You have the choice of attending the dog training only, the classroom


training only, or BOTH.   Non-MAR trained attendees are welcome.  Costs are:


2 day classroom training $125


3 day handler /1 dog training   $400


2nd dog (additional fee)    $250


K9 Observer for 3 days.             $200




 Group rate hotel accommodations have been arranged at Quality Inn Mystic for an incredibly low rate of $94+ tax per night. The $25 fee per dog per night has been waived. 







The University of Connecticut School of Law


invites you to a training seminar on


Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Cruelty Cases




Date:               Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Time:              8:45 am – 3:30 pm


Location:       UConn School of Law, William F. Starr Hall


45 Elizabeth Street


Hartford, CT  06105




Animal Control Officer registration costs $20, which includes food, parking, and informational sessions on the investigation and prosecution of animal cruelty cases in Connecticut.




Attendance at this training is eligible for up to 5 continuing education/CEU credits.




Space is limited, so sign up today! Registration closes on April 30, 2018.




Please register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investigating-and-prosecuting-animal-cruelty-cases-tickets-44382549400




Preliminary schedule:




8:45: Breakfast & Registration


Session 1 – 9:30-10:45: Investigating and Documenting a Cruelty Case


Session 2 – 11:00-12:00: Legislative Update


12:00-12:45: Lunch


Session 3 – 1:00-2:00: Veterinary Forensics and Animal Cruelty


Session 4 – 2:15-3:30: Supporting the Prosecution of a Cruelty Case








CT Cat Connection and Connecticut Humane Society are excited to be bring Hannah Shaw of Kitten Lady to UConn this summer. Hannah is an animal advocate who provides valuable training focused on saving the two most at-risk feline populations: neonatal kittens and community cats. Please join us on Saturday, July 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for Programs that Save Lives, a free workshop that focused on strategies that animal welfare professionals and volunteers can use to save kittens and community cats. 


This private workshop is offered to animal care staff and volunteers. Please share this email (and attached flier) with your team of staff and volunteers who would benefit from this engaging and information-packed program. To learn more and register visit: bit.ly/ProgramsthatSaveLives. Please use the password SaveLives to access the registration site.

In addition to this private workshop offered only to animal care staff and volunteers, Hannah will be presenting two public programs Community Cats 101 and Tiny but Mighty, creating a full day of cat-themed workshops. More information on Hannah’s public programs can be found at: 





ACO Academy 2018
The next ACO Academy will be held Sep. 11 - Oct. 16, 2018

Download the form below:

Email the officer of the day: AGR.AnimalControl@ct.gov

Fax: 860-706-5748

OR Mail to:
Department of Agriculture
Attn: Animal Control Unit
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 702
Hartford, CT 06103
ACO Academy Application.docx
Microsoft Word Document 31.0 KB





6 Hour Credit online training on Hoarding. 

This is the same program that was done at the police academy.


Click on the link above and create an account to view the program.