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Free Introductory Pet First Aid Class for Pet Owners Sponsored by CCPC

I'm so glad my human learned Pet First Aid!
I’m so glad my human learned Pet First Aid!


Contact: Deb Chebatoris at 412-220-7800

Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation is sponsoring a free introductory-level Pet First Aid Class scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2017, Bridgeville Public Library at 505 McMillen Street, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Participants must register before Friday, August 11.

Although there is usually a charge for these pet first aid skills classes, Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation hosts free of charge several times a year to offer families the skills they can use to help save the life of their pet. Deb Chebatoris, owner of Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation, partners with Karen Sable, a certified pet CPR and first aid instructor and owner of Pet Emergency Training LLC, to help families learn what to do in the case of a pet life threatening situation.

About the pet first aid class

This two-hour class is designed as an introduction for pet owners. Attendees learn about some of the more common situations that might be encountered such as choking, a demonstration of CPR for cats and different breeds of dogs, heat stroke/heat stress/safety precautions about hot weather, plus disaster preparedness including what you need to have on hand in case of a disaster.

With the number of weather related problems we have experienced during the past several years (floods, tornadoes and large snowfalls with power outages), the western Pennsylvania area has not been spared the impact these conditions can have on our beloved pets.  All classes will help families be prepared for such emergencies.The instructor will bring pet mannequins so please leave live pets at home.

About free pet care and informational classes sponsored by Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation

Deb Chebatoris has offered classes to help people keep their pets happy and healthy since 2011. Even though her business is aftercare for pets and their families, “I don’t want to see any pet until its time, until it has lived the longest and best life it could have,” Deb said. “If giving a pet owner the basics of pet first aid so that the skills help save the pet’s life in an emergency, that goal is met for me and I’m thrilled I could help the family and the pet continue living happily.

“It is difficult when we lose a pet who has lived a full and long life,” Deb continued, but sometimes it’s curious little ones who get into an emergency situation. “It is practically impossible to say goodbye when the pet is young. The grief is palpable in these situations, with families saying they had such plans for the life cut drastically short,” says Deb. “When I need to work with a family whose young, healthy pet has succumbed to an accidental death, it is a double tragedy.”  Not only does the family experience the loss but there is a lingering feeling that “if only…” they would have done this or that, the death may not have occurred.

Because space is limited participants must register to attend by calling Deb at 412/220-7800 before Friday, August 11.  Please check the Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation website for details as other classes are scheduled.

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