Knowing how to properly administer First Aid on your pet could make the difference between life and death in an emergency. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Pet Safety &First Aid Class offers the area’s most comprehensive training for both dog and cat owners, blending classroom instruction and hands-on application with animal mannequins.
“We sometimes overlook the importance of knowing basics of pet first aid and the HSSA wants pet owners to be knowledgeable and confident should a life-risking situation arise,” said Samantha Esquivel HSSA’s Public Relations Lead.
The Pet Safety & First Aid Class will be 1-5 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Companions for Life Center at 3465 E. Kleindale, around the corner from the main shelter. The class fee is $50.
Participants will learn:
· Emergency First Aid
· How to recognize an emergency without becoming a victim yourself
· What information to collect to assist your veterinarian
· How to administer on a dog or cat
· Abdominal thrust
· Disease prevention
· How to identify: poisons, environmental hazards, predators, abuse, neglect and cruelty
· How to safely handle an animal without getting bitten
To register for the HSSA Pet Safety & First Aid Class visit hssaz.org or call Inge Koopman-Leyva at 520-321-3704, ext. 142.