(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
Red Cross Offers Pet First Aid Class
Springfield, MO – We never know when our pets are going to be in need of interim emergency care from an accident or serious illness. The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross knows that pets are very much a part of our families and we want members of our community to have an opportunity to learn more about providing that emergency care until the pet may be taken to a veterinarian. For the pet enthusiast the chapter is offering a Pet First Aid Class on Saturday, August 28, 2010. The class will include first aid and CPR for dogs and cats.
COST: $35.00 for one (dog or cat)
$50.00 for both
LOCATION: 1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For more information on this class or to register, please call the Health and Safety Department at 417-832-9500 or 866-206-0256 (toll free).
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Public Information Officer
Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
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