PRESS RELEASE: Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts To Host American Red Cross of New Jersey’s Pet First Aid Course for Dog and Cat Owners - Tuesday, October 16th, 7:00-10:00 p.m., 86 West Gilbert Street, Tinton Falls, NJ
Tinton Falls, NJ (October 1st, 2011) – The American Red Cross of New Jersey will host a Pet First Aid Course at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts, located on 86 West Gilbert Street in Tinton Falls, NJ, on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Just like with people, accidents and emergencies can happen to animals so being prepared could make a lifesaving difference. The cost per student is $70 and registration is requested online at www.redcross.org or by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS.
“All of us at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts have peace of mind knowing that our over 50 employees have the Pet First Aid Training necessary to take life saving actions on behalf of our clients and pets,” aid Elizabeth Palazzo, Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts. “We are now thrilled to partner with The American Red Cross to offer other pet owners from across the region the special opportunity to learn the basic training that could potentially save their pet’s life during en emergency.”
Participants will learn how to respond to health emergencies and provide basic first aid for their four-legged family members. Practice and preparation will help owners to remain calm and effective in an emergency, protecting the owner and his or her animal from further injury or suffering. The Dog and Cat First Aid Course length is 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours.
The curriculum covered in the three-hour Pet First Aid Course includes:
• Understanding basic pet owner responsibilities.
• Administering medicine.
• Managing breathing and cardiac emergencies.
• Managing urgent care situation.
Every participant will receive a complimentary book and dvd. The illustrated "Dog First Aid" and "Cat First Aid" books outline symptoms and procedures for common ailments and emergencies. The author, Bobbie Mammato, DVM, MPH, is an emergency and critical care veterinarian who also has a Masters in Public Health. In addition to her duties as a part-time small animal practitioner, she is a disaster relief consultant to The Humane Society of the United States.
For more information on Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts and other upcoming events, visit www.purrnpooch.com or call (732) 842-4949.