From Fairhaven Animal Control Officer Terry Cripps
What a turn out! Thank you to everyone who came out for our Pet CPR & First Aid Training, held on March 10 at the Fairhaven Police Department classroom.
The idea originally came to mind when were presented with the situation of a choking dog and realized we didn’t know the proper techniques or training. We contacted Paws N Claws 911 and realized what success they have had.
All of our volunteers had the opportunity to get the training paid for on behalf of us. We hope they never have to use it but if an emergency ever were to happen with any of our residents they now have the training. Also a special thanks to Gail Isaksen for her generous donation that was used for our volunteers to get this proper training.
We then opened up the course to the community: Any dog sitters, doggy day cares, groomers, and most importantly any pet parents! An emergency can happen at any time, at any place and animals are different than humans. This course was very informative and we gained the skills and confidence that we will need in case of an emergency.
We hope to never have to use these skills but we are now properly trained if an emergency were to ever occur.
If you are interested in attending the next course, please contact the Fairhaven Animal Shelter, 508-979-4028. For more information, visit https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/animal-officer, or find the Fairhaven Animal Shelter on Facebook. The shelter is located at 200 Bridge St., Fairhaven.
Support local journalism, donate to the Neighb News with PayPal.
Click here to download the entire 3/14/19 issue: 03-14-19 CandNight