Red Cross for Pets: first aid courses for both cats and dogs
Pet-care specialist Linda Beatty, owner/operator of Ask Linda Pet Sitting Services, and three co-workers, completed the first aid courses for both cats and dogs offered by the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis in June. Ask Linda Pet Sitting provides in-home services ranging from mid-day potty breaks and walks during the work week to complete care for your home and pets during vacations, business trips, or family emergencies.
Beatty, with over 15 years of pet care experience for friends, family and clients, launched her business in 2008 to provide such a service that’s currently available for Northwest Indianapolis, Zionsville, and Carmel, west of Meridian, and to pursue her dream of helping both people and animals in her work “Staying in a kennel is often more stressful to pets than their owners realize, especially for cats. With my service, pets can be cared for in the comfort of their own homes, the surroundings they know best. We provide the TLC so you can return to a happy pet.”
On the recent Red Cross training, she says, “We want to be able to assess problems, know how to get the animal to the vet safely, and protect the animal and ourselves in the process. Just like learning CPR and first aid for people, it is valuable knowledge to have in case of an emergency.”