Monday, May 16, 2005

Workshop Alert (Mumbai)

I've just received the following alert in my mailbox.
Stray dogs have less access to medical help than pets. Dog-lovers often feel helpless when they see a stray dog in need of medical aid. The lives of many stray dogs can be saved if they get help on the spot.

The Welfare of Stray Dogs, Mumbai has organized a How to S.O.S.(Save Our Strays) Workshop on May 22, 2005 (Sunday) at Girgaum at 10:30 am. The topics covered by the First-Aid workshop will include: how to approach and handle dogs; their body language, and yours; how to examine a dog; how to handle emergencies (Poisoning, Bleeding, Burns, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Fits, Injury etc); homeopathy for dogs; information on major diseases (Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus etc) and basic first-aid i.e., treatment of wounds/skin disease etc.

This workshop is aimed at providing skills to a dog-lover to start treatment even before a vet or NGO arrives on the scene. This interactive workshop will be conducted by a vet, a homeopath and WSD personnel. There will be demonstrations on muzzling a dog; taking its temperature and pulse rate; checking hydration and gums; treating a wound and skin problem cases.

The workshop is free and is open to all dog lovers, members of the public, WSD Pariah Club members and WSD first-aid volunteers. Call The Welfare Of Stray Dogs (WSD), Mumbai on 23733433(10:00-5:00)/23891070 or e-mail wsd@wsdindia.org to register.