The American Kennel Club (AKC) and ADT Security Services have declared July 15th as National pet fire safety day to help save the estimated 500,000 pets affected in home fires each year. –ADT Security Services
Don’t be shy about writing the number of pets that share your home on the cling. This number not only indicates to the rescuers how many pets they need to search for, but saves valuable time and potential lives when accounting for all pets.
Years ago, when we decided to learn about Pet CPR, we struggled to find a local class. We located a community college that was offering the class, but they threatened to cancel it if “not enough” people were interested. Thankfully, the desired number of people registered (although they didn’t show up) and we were taught how to save the lives of cats and dogs. Such a simple step can save a life.
Check out your local community colleges, community centers, libraries, animal shelters, veterinarians, and the Parks and Recreations services. If there isn’t a class offered, why not work with an animal shelter or pet clinic to get one started?
Until then, check out this helpful video.
Have you ever had to use CPR on a pet? Have additional information you’d like to share?