Fire departments partner with Friends of White County Animals to raise funds for pet CPR course
By Kim Swindell Wood | September 1, 2016 9:01 am
Local fire departments and the Friends of White County Animals will be partnering by parking cars during the White County Agricultural Fair, Sept. 2-10, at 208 Fairgrounds Lane, behind the White County Veterinary Hospital.
It is a convenient location, and the $2 parking fee, as well as any additional donations, will be donated to the Friends of White County Animals to enable the non-profit group to send Capt. Matt McBride, of Sparta Fire Department, to the Pet Tech Instructor Training Course, in November. Upon completion of the training, McBride will be a certified Pet Tech Instructor who can share his knowledge of Pet CPR, first aid and care of pets when emergencies occur and identifying the procedures needed to aid the pets. The course will also cover preventative measures. These training sessions have helped save the lives of thousands of pets that have been in emergency situations with their guardian or pet care professional. This effort is the result of the relationship formed through the FWCA’s donation of pet resuscitation mask kits to all the fire stations in Sparta and White County.
McBride, a professional firefighter, can then pass his knowledge along to those who will benefit from his training including: firefighters, EMTs, animal shelter personnel, volunteers, veterinary clinic personnel, those associated with obedience training, pet groomers, pet owners and more. Now that the fire stations are equipped with at least one mask kit, this training can benefit all those mentioned by gaining additional knowledge when faced with these unexpected emergency situations.
If you would like to help with this worthy cause, send any donation to the FWCA, P.O. Box 6231, Sparta, TN 38583 or click the donate button on the website: www.friendsofwhitecountyanimals.com. Please designate that your gift is to be used for the Pet Tech Instructor Training Course.