Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. — RUTLAND — Tundra Spirits, a rescue organization out of New York, is holding a Pet First Aid/CPR course at 230 North Main Street (Tenneybrook Square), Rutland on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This course is for everyone, whether you are a first-time pet owner or experienced in the animal field. The fee for the course is $50, which covers the class and training, completion certificate, and identification card. A $20 deposit to hold your space is required at pre-registration, with the balance due the day of class. It is limited to 20 people, first come, first served. Bring your own chair, and a bag lunch. Register by emailing [email protected] Pets are an important part of many families, and just like any other member of the family, they need to be cared for and protected. Tundra instructors will teach participants how to respond to health emergencies and provide basic first aid for the four-legged members of their families. Practice and preparation will help participants be calm and effective in an emergency, protecting people and pets from further injury or suffering. You will learn what to do in common emergency situations prior to seeking veterinary care. This class is for people only; participants should not bring their pets. With the help of a trained Siberian Husky, instructors will demonstrate various techniques for safely transporting injured animals, preventing illness and injury, CPR, restraint and transportation; how to address shock, internal and external bleeding, wound care, poison control, heat/cold injuries, parasites, administering meds and how to assemble an emergency first aid kit for your pet. Participants will receive a first aid guide and completion certificate. Hands-on practice by attendees is a course completion requirement. The Tundra Spirits 5-hour Pet First Aid Program has been enthusiastically received since its inception. Their members who have a background in first response, and emergency care have developed a class for the real world of pet emergencies. Their affiliation with veterinarian trauma care institutions of learning keeps them current on the latest techniques in small animal emergency care. All proceeds from the program directly fund the care of injured and terminally ill rescues through www.tundraspirits.org.