As Esther’s long time friend and webmaster I have attended a number of her Pet First Aid Workshops. But a recent incident brought home the true importance of such an education. She not only teaches what to do in the event of an emergency, Esther taught me what I could do to prevent harm from coming to my pets.
As my husband, Bruce, and I were recently traveling home from a camping trip—towing an 18 foot trailer, our vehicle jack knifed. Not only did our van and trailer over turn on Interstate 5 on a Saturday afternoon (both totalled) our two dogs, Molly and Dottie, and our desert tortoise, Michelle, were traveling with us at the time. Fortunately, none of us were seriously hurt. Our pets completely escaped injury—thanks to Esther’s instruction. Each pet was traveling in their own crate at the time. This is so important! On that day, many good Samaritans came to our assistance. Our car was catching fire. Because my dogs were in crates—our heroes knew that they could open the back of our van quickly with confidence knowing that:
- The animals in the car were probably alive and uninjured because they were protected by these hard shell crates—worthy of taking the next step in the rescue process.
- They would not risk being biten by our frightened dogs.
- Although frightened, these dogs would not be able run into the highway risking injury to themselves or creating a new accident for others.
- These dogs could be quickly wisked away from the vehicle without concern for how to control them.
- Crates could easily slide along the roadside and pavement with minimal effort even with 50lb. dogs inside.
- Michelle, our desert tortoise, did not become a flying object because she too was in a hard shell pet crate (for reptiles) too!
I am so grateful to Esther for her expertise and excellent workshop. She taught me how to prevent a tragedy before it could happen. I could have taken shortcuts with tragic results if it weren’t for your course. Thank you my dear friend!
Priscilla Christian, Dana Point, CA
PS: To anyone who reads this testimonial: I recommend YOU take this course at least once.