ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. June 15, 2018 Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, will prepare animal caregivers for emergency medical situations through a CPR and first aid workshop for cats and dogs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Galloway Township Branch of the Atlantic County Public Library.
“Many people pour their hearts into caring for cats and dogs every day, so it’s also important to have the skills to save their lives in case of an accident or emergency, and that’s why we’re offering this workshop,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies.
Titled “CPR & First Aid for Cats & Dogs,” this comprehensive four-hour class comes with a PetSaverâ„¢ 40-page handbook, instruction on CPR techniques and first aid skills as well as general health care and wellness information for cats and dogs. Attendees who RSVP will receive a certificate of completion and branded wallet card upon conclusion of the workshop.
Elizabeth Siebenhar, Alley Cat Allies programs manager and Pet Tech® instructor, will lead the workshop.
Reservations for the class have reached full capacity, though people who are interested can be placed on the wait list by emailing [email protected].
The workshop on CPR and first aid is the most recent in an ongoing series of monthly workshops about proper care for animals that Alley Cat Allies has presented in Atlantic County. Past workshops covered how to advocate for cats; Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for cats; fundraising to support humane, lifesaving animal policies; and saving rescued, unweaned kittens.
Trap-Neuter-Return is the only humane and effective approach for community cats, sometimes called feral cats. TNR is sound public policy. It reduces shelter intake, “euthanasia,” and calls to animal services, saving taxpayer dollars in the process.
Alley Cat Allies has been a fixture in Atlantic City and Atlantic County for many years through its work to help people and cats with humane, lifesaving programs. The Alley Cat Allies Boardwalk Cats Project is part of a city-endorsed TNR program for community cats that is a national model.
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. We protect and improve cats’ lives through our innovative, cutting-edge programs. We are seen around the world as a champion for the humane treatment of all cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than 650,000 supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens worldwide. Its website is www.alleycat.org, and Alley Cat Allies is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube.