Livestock Cruelty Investigations

horse abuse investigations

Hosted by Monroe County Sheriff, Animal Management Division
Bloomington, IN
September 27 & 28, 2022 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This two-day course is designed for first responders, animal control officers, humane investigators, law enforcement, and others that are involved in, or interested in becoming involved in, livestock cruelty investigations and/or deal with livestock in the course of their duties.  It combines lecture and hands-on to provide the student with a solid foundation in dealing with complaints/concerns regarding livestock, with an emphasis on horses.  Topics include animal identification, movement and handling, general nutrition, veterinary care, general anatomy, Body Condition Scoring, property inspections, safety, communication tactics with animal owners, transportation safety and more.

Equipment necessary for class

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

Registration Information

  • Cost $300 per person
  • Registration should be received at least 30 days prior to class start date.  Full payment is due by the first day of class.Training participants will be assessed a 25% fee on any cancellation made two weeks or less prior to class date, no refunds will be issued if the cancellation is made 0-5 days prior to the training. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances and/or credits could be applied to future Code 3 training, please contact us regarding all cancellations.As a result of pandemic related uncertainties, we are currently not accepting payment at the time of registration.  You may bring payment with you to class or send a check through the mail, or you may pay by credit card.  Once class attendance meets minimum requirements, invoices will be automatically sent.  If you need an invoice in advance, please contact us.Please email us,, with any questions.

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.