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Health Dept Teaches Pet First Aid and CPR

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    While the rest of the Dogs and Cats First Aid and CPR class participants were practicing muzzling dog and cat mannequins Thursday night, Tonya Wilson watched.

    After all, she had done it before.

    “My daughter used to work with a vet in Indiana. I used to help her with grooming,” said the Bowling Green woman, who has three dogs of her own.

    She wasn’t able to always use a store-bought muzzle, either.

    “She was grooming a dog and it broke her muzzle. We have had to make ones up,” Wilson said. “We used a coat. We put the head in the sleeve, tuck (the sleeve) under and wrap the rest around it. Necessity is a great invention.”

    Muzzling was one of many skills nearly a dozen people learned during the class at the Barren River District Health Department. The class was free, but participants could become American Red Cross certified for $19 for a lifetime.

    “We do mention a little about other pets, but this program is geared toward cats and dogs,” said Ann Bray, unit leader of the Barren River Area Development District Medical Reserve Corps.....................
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