Tucson: Pet Safety & First Aid Class – May 12by Karyn Zoldan on May. 09, 2012, under Animal Events, Cats Meow, Feline Fun, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged, Pet Health & Safety
from the press release
Household hazards and emergencies affect more than just people. Dogs and cats are also at risk!
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is holding a Pet Safety & First Aid Class May 12 from 1- 5 pm at the HSSA main campus, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. The four-hour class is $50.
The class offers the area’s most comprehensive training for dog and cat owners with a blend of classroom instruction and hands-on application with animal mannequins.
Owners will learn:
• How to recognize an emergency without becoming a victim yourself
• What information to collect to assist your veterinarian
• How to administer cat/dog CPR and emergency first aid and the abdominal thrust
• About disease prevention
• How to identify poisons, environmental hazards, predators and other dangers
• To address cruelty and neglect concerns immediately
• How to safely handle an animal without getting bitten
“It’s imperative to know first aid and CPR for your pet,” says spokeswoman Lyndsay Bruno. “The abdominal thrust is especially important in the event your pet gets a toy or bone lodged in its throat.”
In 2010, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported more than 140,000 calls related to pet drug exposures. An overwhelming number were related to over the counter painkillers, cold medications, prescription drugs and dietary supplements.
To register for the HSSA Pet Safety and First Aid Class visit the website or call Inge Koopman-Leyva at 520-321-3704, ext 142.
Humane Society of Southern Arizona
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona was founded in 1944. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, funded solely by donations and the services they offer to the public, receiving no government funding. HSSA is not a department of federal, state, county, or city government, nor affiliated with any other charitable organization. It stands on its own and saves the lives of thousands more animals than all other agencies in southern Arizona combined. Visit the website or call 520-327-6088.