Last updated: October 31. 2013 10:16PM - 977 Views
By Keith Strange Staff Reporter

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You may want to forego the mouth-t0-mouth resuscitation. Or not.

For the first time, Mayberry4Paws is teaming up with Mountain Valley Hospice to offer a pet first aid class Saturday.

The event gets under way at 9 a.m., at the hospice facility located on Technology Lane off Riverside Drive, said Jane Taylor of Mayberry4Paws. The class is expected to last until around 1 p.m.

Taylor said the class is free to attend, and will be for informational purposes only.

“This is not for certification,” she said. “But there will be a Red Cross instructor teaching the class.”

Attendees will receive instruction on how to create a pet first aid kit for the home and car, bandaging techniques and symptom identification.

“We will teach them how to identify different injuries and illnesses and provide general information about what can be done, perhaps on the way to the vet, if something happens to your pet,” Taylor said.

Taylor asked that anyone coming bring a stuffed animal for practice.

“We ask that they not bring any live animals,” she said.

Reach Keith Strange at kstrange@civitasmedia.com or 719-1929.

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