Opioids, Animal Welfare and K9 Safety
The opioid crisis has impacted animal welfare and working dog safety in several ways. This webinar reviews the risks to pets of opioid abusers and working K9s. Recommendations will be made to help keep pets of opioid abusers and working K9s safe, including risk mitigation and emergency preparedness. This material is appropriate for animal welfare workers, animal control officers, K9 handlers/officers, and veterinarians.
- Learn about the common animal maltreatment (neglect and abuse) cases that are being seen resulting from the opioid crisis;
- Learn steps to take to reduce the risk of opioid exposure in working K9s including emergency preparation with Narcan kits and other safety equipment.
- Learn to recognize the signs of opioid intoxication in dogs and steps to take in an emergency.