Advanced Training For Animal Welfare Officers In Emergency Situations

Members of the Animal Welfare Response Team are undergoing a comprehensive training program as outlined in the Animal Welfare Officer Training Charter. This initiative is meticulously designed to arm officers with the essential skills and knowledge required for effectively managing emergencies involving animals. The programme aims at safeguarding both human and animal lives during rescue […]

‘We often see really hard things’: DC’s humane law enforcement officers fight back against animal cruelty

“The thing that keeps me up at night is the safety of my team,” said Chris Schindler, senior vice president of animal welfare, field response and rescue at the Humane Rescue Alliance. The people who answer calls and investigate cases of animal cruelty in the District of Columbia aren’t police, but they are involved in […]

Man suspected of shooting DC officers faced eviction over dogs – NBC4 Washington

A gunman accused of shooting three D.C. police officers who were trying to serve him a warrant on animal cruelty charges faced eviction after his dogs were aggressive toward a 2-year-old, according to his landlord’s account in court documents. Stephen Claude Rattigan, 48, was arrested after a 13-hour standoff that began when police say he […]

Recognizing Animal Control officers | News

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