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Benton County Sheriff’s Office Announces Large Animal Disaster Preparedness Training

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon Association of Mounted Posses, with sponsorship from Benton County and Polk County Sheriff’s Offices, is holding all-hazards disaster preparedness training for equine and other livestock, May 17-19, 2024.

This course will provide community members with tools to protect, respond to, and recover from the consequences of disasters (e.g. fire, flood, heat, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, hazardous materials, and catastrophic disease exposure) involving animals in rural communities.

The course will introduce participants to the unique issues that must be considered and addressed when animals are involved in an emergency such as safe animal handling, animal evacuation, animal sheltering, humane euthanasia, and carcass disposal.

The training will take place at the Polk County Fairgrounds at 520 S Pacific Hwy W, Rickreall, OR 97371. Friday’s training is from 5-8 pm, Saturday 8 am-5 pm, and Sunday 8-11 am.

Hurry to register! Just 15 spots remain and the last day to sign up is May 15, 2024, at:

AWR-328: All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters

For questions, please contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse at 541-766-0137 or


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