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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Humane Education Programs 2020

In an effort to follow best practices recommended by the CDC for social distancing, we are canceling group educational events and volunteer orientations/trainings for the remainder of April. We will continue to evaluate the situation closely and make a determination regarding May events as we get closer to the end of the month. If you have any questions regarding the Coronavirus please visit the CDC website at:

For more information on programs available at Animal Services or to schedule a tour or classroom visit please contact Andy Salis at 630.407.2808 or

Virtual Education

Learn with us from the comfort of your home! DCAS is offering once a week eudcational seminars on a vairety of topics hosted through Zoom! Join Humane Educator Andy and learn about the basics of animal training, how to choose the right pet professional, and so much more! Register for a seminar by clicking on the links below. If you miss a live session, don't worry! All presentations are recorded and will be posted in our news and video section after each event.

If you would like Andy to host a presentation for your organization please contact her at She can tailor content to any age group!

Story Time

Join Humane Educator Andy for story time via Facebook Live! Once a week Andy will be reading aloud from home with one of her pets! Story times will be posted here. Tune into Facebook Live and enjoy!

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Animal Themed Presentations have been cancelled due to social distancing recomendations. Consider scheduling a virtual presentation instead!

    Pet First Aid & CPR Certification 

    This course teaches first aid techniques to address the most common emergencies that can occur with small and large dogs as well as cats.  This course will train you to notice abnormalities and detect early warning signs in pets. You will also learn essential pre-vet care and life saving techniques for those times when immediate action can make all the difference. Taught by a ProPet Hero Pet First Aid & CPR Certified Instructor this is a five hour course. At the end participants will hold a certification in Pet First Aid & CPR. 

    Course dates and times are listed below. This is a one day, five hour course. The registration fee for this program is $100 per Person. The class is open to a maximum of twelve people and will run with a minimum of six.  A registration form  (found on the right side of the page) can be downloaded and must be returned in person or mailed to 120 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Attn: Education Department. Credit card payment only. If the registration form is submitted via mail a staff member will call to process payment before the start of the course.  

    Pet First Aid & CPR Courses

    • Sunday, April 19th, 10am-3pm- course is full- cancelled 
    • Sunday, May 17th, 10am-3pm- course is full- cancelled
    • Sunday, June 28th, 10am-3pm- course is full

    Red Rivers Readers Program has been postponed 

    Scout Program has been postponed

    Summer Camps have been cancelled for 2020.


    Pet First Aid & CPR Courses

    Scout Tours

    Completed registration forms and waivers can be submitted in person or by mail to:

    120 N. County Farm Rd.
    Attn: Andy Salis
    Wheaton, IL 60187