Berkeley Humane Offers Basic Pet First Aid and CPR To Prepare You to Respond to An Emergency
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2023
Contact: Jeffrey Zerwekh
BERKELEY, Calif. – To many people, their pet is a member of the family. To others, their pet is their best friend. Are you ready to save your dog or cat’s life in a medical emergency? Unfortunately, very few people are prepared to respond with the appropriate first aid that can prevent a minor injury becoming a major one, reduce their pain, and feel peace of mind that they will do the best for their pet. Berkeley Humane is offering Pet First Aid and CPR trainings! Saturday, July 15’s trainings are sold out, so sign up now for September 30’s training in the morning.
“If you have ever seen a dog or cat hit by a car, it’s terrifying,” said Jeffrey Zerwekh, Berkeley Humane’s Executive Director. “With basic pet first aid and CPR training, you could save their life.”
According to Forbes, 66% of US households (86.9 million homes) own a pet, with dogs being the most popular (65.1 million) followed by cats (46.5 million). In even the most safe and secure of these homes, pet behavior can lead to choking, digesting toxic chemicals, broken bones, and deep lacerations, and professional emergency services may not be convenient nor immediately available.
Berkeley Humane is offering Pet First Aid/CPR training so that individuals will learn the planning and preparation necessary to respond effectively to an animal medical emergency. Students will learn the immediate and temporary care necessary to sustain an injured or ill dog or cat, and to minimize further harm and suffering until the animal reaches professional medical care.
“This class is taught by an American Safety & Health Institute certified instructor,” stated Nancy Frensley, Senior training Manager for Berkeley Humane. “It includes a lecture, discussion and most importantly, hands-on practice.”
Students will receive a pet first aid handbook and a certificate of completion at each class session. Space is limited for this workshop; pre-registration is required.
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WHO: Berkeley Humane (Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society)
WHAT: Pet First Aid & CPR Class
WHEN: July 15, 2023 (SOLD OUT!) and September 30, 2023
WHY: So pet parents can learn the planning and preparation necessary to respond effectively to an animal medical emergency
About Berkeley Humane
The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (Berkeley Humane) has origins dating back to 1895 and is one of the oldest and most trusted animal welfare organizations in the United States. Today, Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animal bond. With the support of our community and a dedicated, talented team of volunteers and staff, Berkeley Humane transports animals from municipal shelters who are often in need of medical care, improved nutrition, training, and lots of love. In 2018, Berkeley Humane found homes for over 1200 dogs and cats and touched the lives of over 1000 additional pets through our programs and services. Learn more at www.berkeleyhumane.org.