The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering Pet CPR/First Aid classes October 7 and November 4 at its 2530 Lombard Avenue offices.
“I can’t imagine having to stand by and watch my cat (or dog) hurting without being able to do anything to help,” says Janene Rae, Red Cross Health and Safety Director.
“Why wouldn’t you want to be prepared to save your pet’s life—they spend their whole life worshiping you,” she announced during a recent American Red Cross Pet First Aid class at the 2530 Lombard Avenue Everett chapter building. “The whole nation watched in horror as Katrina survivors refused to leave homes without their pets—that’s how important it is to have a Pet emergency plan in place—before a disaster!”
The cost is $40 and includes a choice of a $16 dog or cat first aid book and DVD. “We also sell a first aid kit for pets for use at home or in the car,” Rae explained.
“CPR for your dog or cat could save their lives—so could having them wear a pet seat belt in the car,” says Snohomish County Chapter American Red Cross Executive Director Chuck Morrison. “Besides, if you come to our class, you get to meet ‘Jerry’ our CPR dog—practice on him, pull his tongue, check his pulse. What better way to learn how to perform ‘mouth to snout’ than getting to practice on a real pet manikin?”
To register, call 425-740-2321 or go on line at www.snohomishcounty.redcross.org website and look for upcoming training courses. The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross is located at 2530 Lombard Avenue in Everett.