ASPCA Scholarship Grants Provide Valuable Training Opportunities in Albuquerque & Las Cruces

The National Animal Cruelty Investigations School

part of the University of Missouri's Law Enforcement Training Institute presents


5-Day Training (40 hours, CEU’s)

• JUNE 23-27, 2014 

Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel 

2910 Yale Boulevard SE • ABQ 87106

For lodging information, call 505-843-7000*

LAS CRUCES • SEPT 8-12, 2014 

Hilton Garden Inn 

2550 Don Roser Drive • LC 88011

For lodging information, call 575-522-9000*

Animal Protection of New Mexico is helping to spread the word about two upcoming training opportunities in New Mexico made possible through a national scholarship grant from the ASPCA® and the University of Missouri Extension Law Enforcement Training Institute’s (LETI). This 5-day, 40-hour Level I course toward a Humane Investigator certification is open to employees of agencies and organizations associated with animal welfare and law enforcement, including animal cruelty officers, investigators, police officers, court personnel and other citizens. LETI’s National Animal Cruelty Investigations School teaches a systematic approach to animal cruelty investigation. They feature an experienced faculty from the fields of law enforcement, veterinary medicine and animal health.

2014 Trainings are filling up!

Partial scholarships from the ASPCA and the LETI, along with additional stipends from the ASPCA, make it possible for more New Mexico professionals to get the training they need and help strengthen our state’s overall capacity to successfully investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases. Qualified applicants receive $400 towards the $600 registration fee, and additional funds may be available for full scholarship or travel expenses.

New Mexico communities are doing all they can to provide even basic salary and provisions for animal control and animal welfare needs, with very limited resources. This financial assistance offers an excellent opportunity for animal welfare personnel to receive this important national-recognized training.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Please spread the word to others who may be interested.

Scholarships are limited but still available. Register right away for Albuquerque or Las Cruces trainings. Applicants much submit these three items for scholarship consideration:

1) Course Registration Form (Select the date/location for the correct form)

2) Scholarship Application (pdf)

3) A written request on official letterhead from your agency explaining your need for the scholarship

ADDITIONAL FUNDING may be available for full scholarship or travel expenses, including hotel, meals and gas. You must Apply Separately ONLINE for this stipend from the ASPCA. Here's a sample of the application form so you can gather the necessary information before filling it out online.

To fill out the Application for Additional Funding to supplement the Partial Scholarship, go to the ASPCA’s Grant Request webpage, select "New Applicant" to set up an account and sign in.

Founded in 1990, the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School's nationally recognized faculty of law enforcement, veterinary and animal health experts teach a systematic approach to animal cruelty investigations. Students from a range of backgrounds - including federal, state and local animal cruelty officers, investigators and board members, law enforcement officers, court personnel and other citizens - learn about all aspects of animal welfare and safety.

The curriculum includes:

• Animal law • Report Writing
• Constitutional Law • Courtroom Preparation
• Veterinarians and animal cruelty • Basic nutrition
• Basic anatomy • Biosecurity and zoonosis
• Animal handling and behavior • Interview & Interrogation
• The professional investigator • Breed Identification
• Basic Photography • Personal Safety
• Officer Safety
This is the first of three levels, each composed of a 5-day, 40-hour course (CEU's available). After completion of all three components (120 hours), you will be a Certified Humane Investigator.

Questions and for additional information call: 800-825-6505 or 573-882-6021.

Fax forms to: 573-884-5693.

*When making hotel reservations, mention the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School for GROUP DISCOUNT rates.


National Animal Cruelty Investigations School

ASPCA Partial Scholarship Application

Sample, Application for Additional Scholarship/Travel Stipend

ASPCA Grant Request sign-in for Additional Scholarship/Travel Stipend

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