Why is humane agent training no longer offered?

Often where there is growth, great changes take place. We at Ohio Federated Humane Societies are experiencing such a change.

The current humane agent training curriculum was created in 2003 by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA), and as the organization responsible for the continued development of the program, OPOTA has improved the training and altered the method of delivery from what it currently is.

We are both excited and saddened by this transformation. Excited, because it means our new agents will experience an updated, improved training methodology that will be more engaging; saddened, because we will miss meeting many of the new individuals who will protect the animals of Ohio who so need it.

With this said, our last training will be held in Cleveland between June 19-21st and then effective July 1st, 2013, Ohio Federated Humane Societies will no longer be offering Humane Agent Training at any of its training locations.

For training opportunities, please visit the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy website for more information and registration forms at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Ohio-Peace-Officer-Training-Academy/Course-Catalog/Course-Categories/Basic-Training-Courses/Basic-Humane-Agent-Training

The cost of training remains at $150.00, and is located in London, Ohio. Lodging is available on site for $15 per night, meals included.

Thank you for all you do and have done for the animals of Ohio.