East Texas Area – Responder Orientation

AIR Responder Orientation has been approved for 4 hours of CE for ACO’s

When: May 1st, 2022

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: SPCA East TX Offsite

3245 West Grand Boulevard, Tyler, TX 76226


Animal Investigation & Response (AIR) will be holding their Responder Orientation for current and new Volunteer Responders. This orientation is a requirement for all future Responders to be called upon to assist AIR with animal emergencies in the state of Texas.

This orientation will cover the services Animal Investigation & Response offers to other agencies in the event of animal emergencies such as; puppy mills, hoarding, dog and cock fighting or natural disasters. You will learn how you can assist with emergency situations and the necessary requirements to be deployed to a natural disaster area. You will also learn how you can expand your knowledge and skill level to specialize in Animal Search & Rescue, Flood Water Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Technical Large Animal Rescue and other specialized areas of animal Response.

Responder duties include but not limited to:

*Shelter Responders- daily animal care, walking and socializing animals, enrichment, documentation, organization, reunification of animals, grooming.

*Medical Responder (vets and techs)- triage, examinations, treatment, administration of vaccination and prescribed medication, documentation

*Field Responders- (includes ACO’s, LEO’s and certified ASAR)

*Animal extraction, documentation, scene preservation, evidence collection, situation assessment, Animal Search & Rescue, assist with veterinary care/handling

*Specialized Responders – (certification and skills required)Animal Search & Rescue, Flood Water Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Technical Large Animal Rescue, Hazmat/Decontamination

We will review AIR’s core values, Responder certification requirements and policies, as well as additional areas you can help support the growth of the organization during non Response times by becoming a member of the Management or Executive Team.

Orientation fee is $30 USD. Upon completion of the AIR Responder Orientation, you will receive an AIR Volunteer T-shirt, Volunteer guidelines, and a certificate of completion.

** We will provide pizza for lunch.**

**MASKS: We will be following the CDC guidelines that are in place at the time of orientation. **

**Out of state volunteers/responders are welcome.**

**Space if extremely limited. If the event fills up, please sign up on the waiting list as we usually have one or two cancellations. **

Last Day to register is midnight on April 24, 2022

Refunds can be made up until April 24, 2022

We look forward to seeing you!