A workshop on critical pet care at Montecito Fire Station
On Saturday, June 21, C.A.R.E.4Paws and Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS) co-hosted a workshop at Montecito Fire Station on the topic of how to capture, restrain and perform basic life-saving procedures on a pet during an emergency. Ten firefighters and paramedics participated along with three members from the Sheriff’s Department’s Search & Rescue team.
Dr. Andrea Wells and three of her staff members from AVS provided information on various topics and scenarios that first responders encounter in the field when it comes to animals, including smoke inhalation, burns, overheating, cuts and bone breaks, and rattlesnake bites. Four very cooperative dogs and a kitty helped with the demonstrations.
|During the pet emergency workshop at Montecito Fire Station, C.A.R.E.4Paws donated pet oxygen masks to, while AVS supplied muzzles, leashes and other equipment that's comes in handy when first responders handle injured or sick animals.