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,Â “Knowing Pet First Aid Can Save Your Best Friendâ€™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.
â€œJust like a child, even if they are not intending to swim, pets should have a life jacket on,â€ said Thompson.
She also added, â€œYou 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.â€
Chris, who runs her own disaster response non-profit group,Â 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.