Humane Society targets animal cruelty with workshops
The Humane Society’s Kansas branch is ramping up efforts to protect four-legged friends with a training session for law enforcement officers across the state.
The animal protection organization will offer an all-day training session July 17 at the Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The session is free of charge.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, almost 2,000 animal abuse incidents are reported annually. Law enforcement officers are generally the first to respond to the incidents.
“This training will share best practices for investigating animal cruelty and animal fighting,” said Midge Grinstead, Kansas Senior State Director of HSUS. “We also will provide information on the current Kansas laws regarding animal cruelty and fighting and the link between human and animal violence.”
Sessions will also take place in July in cities across Kansas including Wichita, Topeka and Dodge City.
Those interested are encouraged to contact Chris Brosan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission company receives state and national award
AnswerPro Limited, a critical response company for the health care sector including medical facilities and home health providers, was recently honored as the 2017 Kansas Governor’s Award of Excellence East Central Region.
The award, given by the Kansas Department of Commerce, is based on various criteria like business growth and community involvement.
The Mission-based company, founded in 1956, also received the Bronze Medallion for 2017 Telecommunications Company of the Year from the American Business Awards. AnswerPro Limited was the only Kansas company selected for the award in its category.
Traci Badalucco, Special to The Star