Pet First Aid & CPR hosted by Woodbury Community Ambulance and the Village of Woodbury

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Pet First Aid & CPR hosted by Woodbury Community Ambulance and the Village of Woodbury

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On June 15, 2024, all Warwick Valley Humane Society shelter staff participated in the Pet First Aid & CPR class sponsored by the

Woodbury Community Ambulance and the Village of Woodbury.

Dr. Deborah Szpicek of The Pets I Love veterinary hospital with two of her staff covered recognizing the signs indicating the need to perform CPR and how to perform compressions based on the size of the animal. First Aid topics included choking, heatstroke, poisoning, seizures, snake bites and bee stings.

Where the Heimlich maneuver is not always successful in pets, Dr. Szpicek shared the “external extraction technique” when pets are choking on hard objects.

The Woodbury Ambulance EMS also demonstrated human CPR and the class closed with a demonstration by the Woodbury Police Department K-9 unit.

“I am very proud that our entire staff was able to attend this class to better equip themselves for potential animal emergencies whether at the shelter or in the field. Animal Control has responded to many emergency situations in the past and knowing how to help a pet in distress is not only part of our responsibility but also our desire to alleviate an animal’s pain and suffering.

We extend our thanks to all those who made this important class available to our staff and to all attendees.”, says Suzyn Barron, President.

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