Animal Welfare – Shelter and Kennel Care Professional

Program Description

Instructors: Sam DeYoung (RI County Animal Care and Control Shelter) & Dr. Chelsea Clinton (Oak Knoll Animal Hospital)

(Ages 16 and older) Explore the many duties performed in an animal shelter as you prepare for an entry-level position at a shelter or kennel. This course has been designed to deliver information from the experts and will cover topics such as shelter regulations, client interactions, compassion fatigue, animal assessment, handling, shelter/kennel care, disease prevention and control, and adoption procedure. Required: Job shadow to be scheduled with the RI County Animal Care.
Optional textbook is available at before the first class.
8 Thursdays               Apr. 18 – June 6               5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11187                 RI Animal Care                 Tuition Fee $395

Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Shelter, 4001 78th Ave, Moline.

Textbook Purchasing Procedure
For a list of PaCE textbooks, visit

  1. Click on campus location (Hawk’s Hub (QC).
  2. Click on (Order Textbooks) in the Textbooks box.
  3. Select Term (Summer 19), Select Department (Adult Ed)
  4. Click on your course name under Select Course and click (Add Selection).
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