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Learn how to rescue pets from emergencies

The Arizona Humane Society’s EAMT Academy, Sept. 14-Oct. 12, is your chance to experience firsthand how AHS’ heroic Emergency Animal Medical Technicians serve and protect the animals in the community.

EAMTs are essentially pet paramedics who are trained to rescue and stabilize sick and injured stray animals on scene. Those who attend the academy will learn the skills needed to provide emergency treatment to stabilize sick and injured pets. Skills include how to give IV fluids and rescue pets from all sorts of situations such as being stuck in canals or trees, as well as after being hit by a car.

You must be at least 18 years old to attend the academy, which takes place every Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuition is $500. For those who plan to become a vet technician or veterinarian, it’s a great training opportunity; graduates also can apply for any job openings in the EAMT department. For more information or to register for the EAMT Academy, visit www.azhumane.org.

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