Big Animal Resources, Needs and Sheltering (BARNS)

Emergency Animal Sheltering
August 2, 2021 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hosted By: St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter thanks to a grant from ASPCA for Louisiana Disaster Preparedness.

The BARNS course provides emergency management, ACO’s, shelter managers, first responders, and animal emergency response and volunteers a solid foundation in animal emergency handling and sheltering.  This course prepares agency officials and teams with the necessary tools for a smooth-running and safe operation.

  •  Topics include identifying and building your region’s emergency response capability, emergency sheltering operations, animal behavior and handling, animal decontamination overview and more.


  • St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center 15026 River Road, Hahnville, LA 70057


Equipment necessary for class

  • Appropriate footwear – closed toed boots
  • Long pants
  • Clothing appropriate for outdoor conditions
  • Clipboard / pen

Registration Information

  • Class is sponsored by St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter thanks to a grant from ASPCA for Louisiana Disaster Preparedness for Louisiana municipal animal control/shelter workers.
  • If you are not a Louisiana municipal animal control/shelter worker your registration fee is $150 due at time of class.
  • Registration is required to attend.
  • For more information Contact Code 3 Associates Garret Leonard at 303-489-5945

Don't miss out on this class! Although online registration has ended, it may not be too late to join. We encourage you to email to inquire about registering. We look forward to helping you take the next step towards advancing your skills and training.