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Basic Animal Rescue Course

ARC’s Basic Animal Rescue Course

Join the experienced Animal Rescue Corps team for two days of ARC’s Basic Animal Rescue Courses:

BARC Level 1:  Learn the structure and processes of large-scale animal rescue and skills to help animals in many situations.

Topics include:  basic animal body language and handling, identifying veterinary emergencies, basic triage, evidence intake, emergency sheltering, and more.

BARC Level 2:   ARC’s advanced level course, which expands on BARC 1 info and covers new rescue topics and skills.  Completion of BARC Level 1 is a prerequisite for this course.

Topics include:  anti-cruelty laws, investigations, advanced handling, behavior assessments, animal portrait photography, and more.

The purpose of this training is to provide practical information and skills that will benefit anyone interested in animal rescue. The course is designed to better prepare someone to be efficient and effective, and to keep themselves, others, and animals safe in many situations. Attendees will receive an ARC certificate of completion for each course completed as well as one ARC Volunteer t-shirt, and will be better prepared to volunteer with ARC or other organizations to help animals in your community.


BARC Level 1:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th, 2015

BARC Level 2:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th, 2015

The courses begin promptly at 9 a.m. so please arrive by 8:30 to sign-in and take your seat.

Where:  The Anti-Cruelty Society, 157 West Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

How much:

$105 for either course, early registration through May 8th.

$185 if registering for both courses, through May 8th.

$125 at the door, if space is available.

Seats are limited, so please register early.

Lunch:  Vegan lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Parking:  There is street parking and public parking garages in the area.  There is also a variety of public transportation options.  Registrants will be sent an email with additional details.

BARC is SOLD OUT!  Please watch for ARC to announce date and location of future course offerings.  Thank you.


            You can download a PDF flier for this event by clicking here.

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