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Red Cross Offers Pet First Aid Training Nov.18 in Potsdam

POTSDAM, N.Y. (Nov. 7, 2013) — The American Red Cross of Northern New York will host a Pet First Aid Training class for cat and dog owners from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Ave., Potsdam.

Pet First Aid Training for cats and dogs includes training on:

• Approaching an injured animal.

• Stopping bleeding, splinting broken bones, and treating for poison.

• Safely transporting an injured pet.

• Creating a pet first aid kit

• How to have a healthy and happy pet.

The cost of the class is $70. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, call 1-800-733-2767, or visit

For Business Owners

The American Red Cross is offering special holiday discounts for employers who want to provide OSHA-compliant health and safety training at their workplace. Businesses can choose between a 20 percent discount on First Aid and CPR/AED training, or up to $400 off AEDs and AED accessories. The offers expire Dec. 31, and training must be completed by Jan. 31. For more information, contact Maleka Burnette at 404-867-5309 or (reference coupon code HOLIDAY 1213).