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OERS-DRD now has Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) training

 tlaer article picture image On July 5-7th OERS Disaster Response Division (DRD) team members participated in a 3 day Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) course offered by the world authorities in this field, Tomas and Rebecca Gimenez, who literally wrote the book on this subject. They have trained rescuers around the world and it was both an honor and a privilege for OERS-DRD to be a part of their first course in Canada. It was held at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown PEI with 40 participants, some of whom had travelled from as far away as British Columbia and New Zealand. In addition to OERS-DRD, there was representation from fire rescue, first responders, horse handlers from racetracks, veterinarians and local veterinary students.

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Quebec Deployment - September 2011

Puppy Mill OERS-Disaster Response Division (OERS-DRD) team recently returns from assisting the government of Quebec (MAPAQ) and Humane Society International Canada - using our expertise in animal rescue following disasters to assist authorities in the safe evacuation of over 500 dogs.

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OERS-DRD now trained in light urban search & rescue (LUSAR)

Puppy Mill OERS- Disaster Response Division (OERS-DRD) was in Vancouver BC to obtain full Light Urban Search and Rescue (LUSAR) training, given by well recognized professionals with years of fire-rescue experience in disasters. Read more on our training in light urban search & rescue » »

OERS-DRD learns large animal rescue from world expert

Puppy MillOERS-DRD learns Large Animal Rescue from world expert, Jennifer Woods during a day long session on issues related specifically to large animal rescue after catastrophes such as truck rollovers or other emergencies related to livestock transport. Read more on large animal rescue » »

Research News

Latest issue online, Journal of Marine Animals & Their Ecology

The latest issue of the Journal of Marine Animals & Their Ecology, Volume 4, Issue 2 -December 2011 is online.

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Otter attack survey reporting

OERS participates with IUCN Otter Specialist Group on worldwide data collection on otter bites. OERS is working with the IUCN Otter Specialist Group (OSG) collecting information on otter attacks. If you are aware or have been the victim of an otter attack, including bites, please fill in the form.

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F500 course another success

The third year for the OERS-F500 Summer Field Course was once again a hit with students who had a “hands-on” experience in marine mammal anatomy.

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Activities & Events
New OERS DISPATCH now available

Read about our contribution to the US Geographical Service with their Manatee Health Assessment Programand how we rescued some Manatees.

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OERS Education Director wins teaching award

Dr Wittnich receives University of toronto faculty of medicine Undergraduate Teaching Award from Dr FantusTeaching Award from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. This award was given to Carin as a professor within the faculty for her work in creating new undergraduate courses at the university thereby exciting expanding the opportunities for undergraduate students to learn new subjects. The award was based on the student evaluations and comments concerning her ability to present the course content in her unique style.

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