Coyote has appeared on News 12 several times
The Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, 538 Boston Post Road will host a free “Adopt A Pet” event featuring food, entertainment, fun, and of course animals, on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The team from the Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS) will set up a special information and demonstration area with the theme of “Pet Preparedness” to coincide with September being National Preparedness Month.
Look for the EARS area where visitors can get an up-close look at the Animal Rescue Truck, equipment used on emergency responses, and take part in an animal first aid demonstration. You can also meet the EARS K9 “Coyote” and learn about the job of Search & Rescue dogs as well as other types of working dogs that assist in times of disaster.
Handouts on emergency pet preparedness starting in your own home also will be provided, and finally the team will be offering on-site microchipping for dogs. The cost of the microchip is $20.00 per pet, which is a one-time only cost and includes lifetime registration in the PetLink International database as well as the “EARS Connecticut Rescue Registry,” an exclusive database created by EARS to help assist owners in our state during emergencies and disasters.
EARS is a nonprofit, all-volunteer, organization, designed for rapid-response to emergencies affecting animals and their owners. The team is based in Bethany, Connecticut, but responds to incidents throughout the state. With many team members locally-based, EARS has been very active in the Orange community, hosting events, presentations, and workshops for pet owners, as well taking part in town activities like the Orange Expo. One aspect that makes EARS such a unique team is their experience and training with all types of animals as well as emergency response situations. Team members are required to complete certified courses through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which provide the knowledge needed to conduct animal response work side-by-side with local emergency services. Additionally EARS team members are certified in special “Technical Animal Rescue” aspects, which includes work with large animals such as horses, as well as animals needing specialized response knowledge.
Originally Published on: Sep 16, 2014 @ 22:33