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City of Long Beach Seeking Youth for New Animal Care Exploring Post

Youth between the ages of 15 and 19 who are interested in a career involving law enforcement and animals, are invited to attend the orientation kickoff meeting of the Animal Care Exploring Post on Nov. 9 from 7 to 8 pm.  The meeting is at 7700 E. Spring Street, Conference Room 3, Long Beach, and attendance is strongly encouraged for people who want to join the Post.

The program with monthly meetings is open to qualified young people who wish to serve the public and make the community safer for people and animals.  Students of Long Beach Unified School District will receive service hours credit.

The program is designed to provide interested young people exposure to careers in public safety and the humane treatment of animals, with opportunities to grow personally and professional through a program of community service, in a climate emphasizing leadership and responsibility. 

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants Must:

  •     Be at least 15 and not yet 19 years old by start of the academy.
  •     Have a clean police record and good citizenship record.
  •     Maintain at least a "C" grade average at school.
  •     By physically fit with plenty of stamina and courage.
  •     Be willing to devote necessary time to meetings emergencies.

Explorers will be trained in the procedures of handling animal-related situations related to public health and safety which they will encounter throughout their lives and briefly explore the many phases of the law enforcement, animal care, and public health service professions.  More information is available online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/donations_and_volunteer_opportunities/explorer_program/default.asp  

The Post is supervised by professional animal control officers and veterinary professionals from the City of Long Beach, and includes classes in animal handling, veterinary care, herd health care, rabies control, law enforcement, wildlife management, and special investigations. 

Animal Care Services is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The Village is closed on Monday, Tuesday and all holidays.  Call 570-PETS (7387) for service.  Visit ACS online: www.longbeach.gov/acs.

Contact:  John Keisler, Manager, Animal Care Services    562.570.7387