The Hooved Animal Humane Society in Woodstock, IL is hosting a training session for those who are interested in taking the test to become a certified humane investigator. It’s free and is not only a great thing to put on your resume, but is a great way to prevent and stop animal abuse. . Approved Humane Investigators investigate complaints of animal neglect that get called into the HAHS office.

To be a humane investigator for HAHS, you must: live in Illinois, be 21-years-old or older, have experience with horses and provide a letter of recommendation from your veterinarian and non-relative attesting to your experience with horses. You must also pass a background check and must pass the Investigator exam held later in the fall by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. For more information about HAHS, please visit their website:

This is for all people interested in becoming a Humane Investigator, licensed through HAHS and the Illinois Department of Agriculture, current investigators who need to retest to maintain their license, local Animal Control officers, police officers and state’s attorneys.

There will be coffee and, of course, the infamous Country Donuts!!

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested in helping HAHS and all hooved animals.  Without volunteers, HAHS would not be able to help as many animals as it does.

This training is free to all! For more information, please email: Pat Pfaller