Do Animal Welfare officers receive any training?

Stillwater Animal Welfare officers attend a two-week-long animal control academy and attend continuing education through the National Animal Control Association (NACA), the Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and other related agencies.

Academy training includes many subjects such as criminal investigations (cruelty, dogfighting), report writing, animal handling and care and disease control in shelters. Officers are also state certified animal euthanasia technicians.

The training we go through is online, not in person. We attend the National Animal Control Association and each officer is awarded a certificate as a NACA Animal Control Officer. Our officers are also certified animal euthanasia technicians.

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1. Can I adopt a pet from Animal Welfare?
2. Can I have livestock within city limits?
3. Do Animal Welfare officers receive any training?
4. Do I have to get a dog license?
5. Do I have to get a professional animal permit?
6. Does Stillwater have a leash law?
7. How do I take care of my pets during severe weather?
8. How many dogs or cats am I allowed to own?
9. Is Stillwater a no-kill city?
10. May I turn over my own pet to Animal Welfare?
11. What happens to strays picked up by an Animal Welfare officer?
12. What if I am bitten by an animal?
13. What if I lost or found an animal?
14. What if I see wildlife behaving unusually?
15. What is Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue?
16. Where's the dog park?