THE LOUISIANA SPCA PARTNERS WITH DELGADO
To further the education of individuals interested in animal welfare
New Orleans (August 25, 2009) – The Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA) has partnered with Delgado Community College to offer a continuing education course on Pet First Aid and CPR. This two week non-credit course will cover the basics in animal handling, restraint, pet first aid and CPR using scientific animal mannequins.
The goal of this course is to provide anyone interested in animal welfare with basic animal handling and first aid skills. This is the first time LA/SPCA and Delgado have partnered in the hopes that a full certification program will follow. As part of Delgado’s commitment to continuing education this program would consist of a minimum of 4 courses developed to provide transferrable skills to individuals interested in animal welfare careers.
“As the lead animal welfare agency in the state,” says Ana Zorrilla, CEO of LA/SPCA, “we are primed to provide workforce development in this field. Our partnership with Delgado is an example of this community’s commitment to advocating for the animals in our area.”
The pilot course, Pet First Aid and CPR, will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9pm September 14-23 on Delgado’s Westbank campus. The cost is $95 with course accompaniments available for purchase at the end of the class. Amy Duskiewicz, Director of Humane Education at the LA/SPCA, will be the course instructor and is Red Cross certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. Early registration is being held Aug. 24 – Sept. 4. Early registration hours are Mon. – Thurs., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. After Sept. 4, students can register for any course up to five days before the class start date throughout the semester. Registration can be completed online www.dcc.edu.
The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an organization devoted to improving the lives of animals and eliminating the homelessness, neglect and abuses that signal animal suffering. Chartered in 1888, our history has been paved with an understanding that only through an improved human-animal ethic can we better the lives of companion animals and that of our community. Our programs and services are infused with the highest standards of care and compassion.