Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM EDT
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Cat Depot Education Resource Center 
2542 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34234

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Joe Landmichl
Cat Depot


Operations Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Class


**This course is certified by Florida Department of Emergency Management
as course code

Are you ready to help animals during disasters?

Our Operations Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Course is approved by the Florida Department of Emergency Management! 

Cat Depot Education Resource Center is hosting the Florida SARC Operations Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Class  on May 20 and 21, 2017 in Sarasota, FL

Please join the Florida State Animal Response Coalition team, and with your help, we can be there to provide shelter and care for Florida's animals before, during and after a disaster.

Operations level will give you many new job options, in addition to leadership skills and team lead opportunities.

Tuition for this class has been paid by a generous grant from the Florida Department of Emergency Management. Costs are incurred for each participant who registers. If you register, please honor your commitment to attend.

To be eligible to take this course, you must have proof of the following:

If you have not done so already, please send proof of IS-100 to Pam Burns, Volunteer Director via email at or fax to 727- 474-3644. Once received, you will get a confirmation for the class.

To be fully certified as Operations Level you must also have proof of these courses and requirements prior to being deployed:

  • Animal Handling experience in a shelter or equivalent (10+ hours canine and 10+ hours feline) - state where you did your sheltering hours, dates, and what you did (feeding, cleaning, handling, assisting vet staff, behavior, walking, etc)
  • Pet First Aid and CPR (PetTech, Pet Health Academy, C.E.R.T. or equivalent)
  • Human First Aid / CPR / AED (Red Cross, American Safety Training Institute,  International CPR Institute, C.E.R.T. or equivalent) NOTE: currently expires every 2 years 
  • Animal Handling Skills and Resume - just a couple short paragraphs to indicate your overall animal handling experience and to include where and when you completed your sheltering experience and tell us a little bit about yourself.

    Please note: You must be 18 years old or older to take this class!