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Our Fall 2020 “virtual” Zoom class is now on the calendar!  This class is offered approximately twice each year and is designed for those who have experience handling dogs in animal rescue, animal control, sheltering or veterinary settings, or those who have a desire to help with lost pet recovery, or homeless/stray dog rescues through lost pet searches and humane capture.

NEXT CLASS:  Saturday, October 3 2020, 9:00am – 3:30 pm (lunch break in the middle) online via Zoom video conferencing


ALUMNI – attended the class previously?  Email cheryl@azhartt.org and inquire about our discounted alumni rate!

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS – our most active Phoenix-area HARTT volunteers who have completed 12 or more hours of field/shelter volunteer hours each month for the last 6 months qualify for a discount – see your team leader!

WORKSHOP SUMMARY:  This workshop will focus exclusively on humane trapping and capture of dogs and will cover: Steps for locating lost dogs; when trapping is the right solution; common trapping myths; necessary supplies; alternative and innovative humane capture equipment; advance preparation; requirements for a successful trapping; animal AND human behavior at the trapping site; types of trapping equipment; choosing a trapping site; pitfalls to avoid; stories of successful captures; difficult cases and creative strategies; the use of technology in trapping; post-capture planning; and much more.  Local area attendees will have the opportunity to accompany experienced HARTT trappers on an active trapping case (as they become available) in the months to come.  The goal of the workshop is to expand the network of qualified trappers who use “best practice” trapping techniques and who can come to the aid of animals in need.  HARTT welcomes attendees from all agencies and rescue organizations, both local and national/international, as well as independent rescuers.

Trapping equipment and solutions that will be covered in class include the following traditional, and non-traditional equipment – all owned by HARTT:

  1. Humane box traps (like those pictured here)
  2. Drop traps
  3. Pole nets and snares
  4. Drop nets
  5. “Missy Traps” (or corral-type traps)
  6. Jumbo traps
  7. Ray Trippers (laser beam-triggered trap devices)
  8. Cellular and non-cellular trail cameras

The class content includes multimedia presentations including videos of successful captures.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:  Cheryl Naumann is the founder of HARTT and has worked in animal welfare and rescue for more than 20 years. Click on her name for her detailed bio.

Attendees must be 16 years of age or older. Registration fees are utilized to purchase and maintain trapping equipment for use by workshop graduates, subject to availability and restrictions, and to provide care for animals rescued by HARTT.  

In order to register (limited spots are available), READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST and then click the red link below.
1.  After clicking the red button, under “Select a Campaign”,
2.  Scroll down to “Trapping Workshop Fee”
3.  Pay the specified registration fee and provide all information at check-out.  You will receive an email from “Kindful” which is your receipt and confirmation that your seat has been reserved.  At least one week prior, you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.