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AWL sponsors pet CPR and first aid, to host free Rabies Vaccine Clinic Saturday

Participants practice pet CPR.

The Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck (AWL) continues its commitment to the health of dogs and cats through education in pet emergency care.

Acknowledging the community’s long distance to emergency pet care, AWL recently invited Tom Rinelli of New York, owner and instructor of Paws N Claws 911 Inc., to present techniques and advice in emergency care for ill or injured pets, reported president Sara Ford.

Rinelli taught the 60 participants choking management, emergency muzzling, bleeding control and CPR to address pet medical emergencies. After completing the 2.5 hour course and receiving an emergency care handbook, participants stated their feelings of helplessness in pet emergencies were definitely alleviated, said Ford.

AWL will again address and promote the health of dogs and cats by providing a free Rabies Vaccine Clinic from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 11, at Scottie Yard Dog Park, Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Pet owners are advised to park in the lot parallel to Town Centre Drive. The free clinic will be held outdoors; upon arrival, check in at the registration table. Only after registering should owners safely remove their pets from their vehicles, ensuring dogs are leashed and cats are kept in carriers, she said.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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