Linda Monahan took her first Canine First Aid & CPR class in the fall on 2013 and she was very glad she did. Initially taking the class for general knowledge, she did not realize that she would soon be putting what she learned into action. Fostering rescued German Shepherds, Linda was aware of the dangers that could happen when caring for a dog and this spurred her to enroll.
On chilly afternoon Linda watched from the kitchen as one of her German Shepherd rescues raced across the yard and into the backyard pond. Aware that the dog had no knowledge of how to swim or get out, Linda quickly phoned her neighbors for help. Once the dog was rescued from the chilly waters, Linda began to notice the signs that the dog was suffering from hypothermia. Linda then started to take the necessary steps she learned in class to help warm the dog and then quickly transported him the veterinary emergency hospital. The veterinarian explained that due to the quick and proper actions she took, the dog survived.
Linda is thankful for everyone who helped rescue her dog and is forever grateful for the knowledge she obtained from taking the American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR class.