Thursday, May 8, 2014

World Red Cross Day

In honor of World Red Cross Day, we wish to thank the American Red Cross for their inclusion of pets in their preparedness plans, in their First Aid training courses, and in their disaster relief plans.

As we mentioned earlier last week, the Red Cross offers on site Pet First Aid courses as well as pet first aid apps you can download to your smartphone.

Their web site also offers practical tips on how to assemble a portable emergency kit for your pets as well as a downloadable checklist.

click here for the Red Cross' downloadable checklist (PDF)

This checklist will lead you, step-by-step, through ensuring you're as prepared as you can be for an emergency.

And with a cat like Faraday around the house, we figured we'd better be prepared.

Faraday: I resemble that remark. . . .

Well prepared.


  1. That is a great idea but we don't have a smart phone or smart staff. LOL Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. That's really wonderful information! I've started including apps in my guidesheets and I'll include this one. Hope you're having a great time at BlogPaws, sorry I'll miss your presentation.

  3. Bucky's mom here:American and international Red Cross are always there in a disaster to help, I'm so glad they've included pets in their information and their classes. Everyone should take the time to at least go to their website and read up on what to do in an emergency, you never know if/when you'll be in a bad situation. My dad spent a good portion of his "retirement" years volunteering for the RC, they always need volunteers and donations! Unfortunately RC is something people don't always think about until they need their help. P.S. Nice face Faraday : )

  4. Ahem, where is OUR pet first aid kit? My human is sorely lacking.

  5. We admire all the Red Cross Beins fer sure! Gramma was one.

  6. Thanks for sharing ; we checked the app and we love it ! Purrs

  7. Pet First Aid Kit...that's called having the Vet's home number on speed dial, isn't It? Guess we better get the humans to get this put together for us. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  8. Our mom needs to get on the ball and get a first aid kit made for us! She is such a slacker! Thank you for the reminder.

  9. Thank you. Going to download this for all my family and friends with furfamily!
    Marty's Mom

  10. We need to get that app on our phone


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