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On Twitter, No One Knows You’re A Dog…Unless You’re @RedCrossDog; Woman’s — @RedCrossMom — Best Friend Begins Tweeting Pet Preparedness Advice

August 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

There’s a new dog on Twitter, and she’s tweeting some helpful pet preparedness advice. Jade Thompson, a 17-year old cow dog and spaniel mixed breed, has just launched a new feed, @RedCrossDog. She’s getting editorial help from her owner Chris Thompson (a.k.a. @RedCrossMom) who knows first hand the value of being prepared for animal emergencies having saved Jade from drowning on a couple of occasions.


New Twitter user and pet preparedness expert, Jade Thompson

According to a story on the American Red Cross website, “Knowing Pet First Aid Can Save Your Best Friend’s Life,” Chris has rescued Jade on a couple of occasions, including most recently on this past July 4th:

Chris recounts several lessons she learned from this nightmare scenario.

“Just like a child, even if they are not intending to swim, pets should have a life jacket on,” said Thompson.

She also added, “You actually can revive a dog if you react quickly enough. You just need to know how to resuscitate him. I am very grateful for what Red Cross classes taught me.”

Chris, who runs her own disaster response non-profit group, Humanity Road, hopes she and Jade can turn their scary experiences into a positive by disseminating helpful information to pet owners through the new Twitter feed which you can find here.

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Tags: Pets · Red Cross

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Janet Liebsch // Aug 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Great story & fun way to spread the word — woof! Sharing with others. :)

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