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Lexington Firefighters Prepare For Unusual Patients

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Updated: 4/03/2013 7:23 pm

The Lexington Fire Department is taking steps to be better prepared when faced with pets in trauma situations.

Wednesday morning, Dr. Jennifer Carl-Howard at the Animal Clinic at Equestrian Woods in Nicholasville trained members of the Lexington Fire Department, the Citizens Fire Academy and Retired Lexington Firefighters on skills from approaching an injured pet to pet CPR.

In addition to the training, the Lexington Kennel Club donated 20 new kits to the Lexington Fire Department.

Inside the kits were leashes and oxygen masks designed especially for dogs and cats.

Each kit was worth about $75. The money was raised through a dog show that was hosted in the fall.

Similar equipment and training in Clark County saved the life of a kitten who was trapped in a trailer fire in November of 2012. The kitten, who was adopted by one of the firefighters, is now named "Blaze" in honor of the event.

Those trained in Lexington Wednesday will begin training all Lexington firefighters in skills related to handling pet trauma.

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