LAWC Education & Training

LAWC Education & Training

The LAWC supports the training and the continued education of animal control agency staff, law enforcement, and animal welfare organizations. LAWC makes efforts to educate local parish and city governments on effective state & local animal laws and ordinances, policies, and modern sheltering practices.

The LAWC supports education and training of animal control agency personnel on the “Louisiana State Public Animal Shelter Guidelines” and the LAWC Shelter Development Standard Practice areas recognized by the National Animal Care & Control Association, the ASPCA, and HSUS.  Those areas include:

  • Executive leadership
  • Shelter Programs
  • Community Outreach & Partnerships
  • Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Planning

LAWC has partnered with many state associations and organizations and conducted training and educational seminars on a variety of animal related topics.

The Coalition of Louisiana Animal Advocates


LAWC partners with Louisiana Animal Control Association (LACA) in conducting lectures at annual LACA conferences. LAWC supports the training efforts of the Louisiana Animal Control Association (LACA) in areas of:

  • Field training
  • Animal Cruelty & Fighting Investigation
  • Certification courses for Certified Euthanasia Technicians
  • Chemical capture
  • Humane trapping

To learn more about Louisiana Animal Control Association training opportunities for your agency please visit

cops  speaking

LAWC partners with the LA state police in conducting seminars dealing with law enforcement interaction with animals.  The commission has sponsored CE sessions on dog fighting, animal cruelty, and rabies laws for animal control personnel. 

Defensive Tactics Canine Encounters 8 Hour Training Class with Jim Osorio for LA State Police


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