Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Did you know....
Looking for loved ones in a disaster? Register with the Red Cross Safe and Well Web site. If you are affected by a disaster, this public site provides a way for you to register yourself and communicate your well-being to your family members. You can input information directly, or, via phone, ask a loved one to register your well-being for other family members and loved ones to access. The site is accessible via

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Keeping your pets safe during the fall and winter holiday season

It’s almost the holiday season again! As temperatures get cooler, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep your pets safe.

Don’t leave your pet out in the cold!

First of all, make sure your pet has a safe way to get out of the cold. Reconsider “outside only” pets. Most of our domesticated pets don’t adapt well to extreme cold or heat. Make a safe area of the house so that your dog or cat has a warm and cozy place to stay while it’s cold outside.

Don’t give leftovers!

Before giving your pet a treat, make sure it’s safe to eat. Here is a link to a list of foods that are toxic to dogs and cats. Also, cooked bones are asking for trouble – they are delicious, which means your pet may gulp them and choke, or chew them into harmful splinters. Stick with safe chews that are made for dogs or cats.

Do think about safety this holiday season!

There are many things you can do to ensure your pets’ safety this winter. Consider giving your four-legged friend one of these safety-oriented gifts:

- Toys. Make sure they’re safe for your pet. For example, tennis balls, while great fetch toys, aren’t good for dogs to chew on for a long time. Choose toys specifically made for your pet for the best results.

- A seatbelt. Your friends may think you’re crazy, but in case of an accident, you probably don’t want your friend flying out of the car. Make sure you get one that’s been crash-tested!

- Dog & Cat First Aid. You can take this class at the American Red Cross. You can’t bring your pets, but it’s a great way to learn how to be prepared for many different kinds of emergencies. Included in the price of the class is your choice of a Dog First Aid or Cat First Aid book.

Stay Safe!

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Salt Lake Area Red Cross Location

Greater Salt Lake Area Red Cross

Invites the public to an Open House at its new location

Salt Lake City, UTAH ( Friday, November 06, 2009)— The Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter of the American Red Cross invites the public to attend an open house at the office’s new location at 555 East 300 South, Suite #200 in Salt Lake city on Thursday, November 12th at 4:00 pm. The Open House will include a ribbon cutting ceremony courtesy of the Salt Lake Chamber. Light refreshments will be served.

The Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter of the Red Cross responded to 57 disasters helping 402 individuals affected by disaster, many of them children. The Chapter covers 10 counties including towns from Tooele in the west, Salt Lake County, Park City and Vernal in the east. This local Chapter also serves as the Utah region headquarters and supported efforts to respond to 114 disasters statewide helping 619 individuals with immediate essential needs this past year. The local Chapter also makes your community a safer place; training 54,385 people in swimming, lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR & AED and disaster preparedness. The Red Cross also helped 1,169 military members and connected 60 families separated by an international crisis.

To learn more about your local Red Cross, attend the open house or visit
The American Red Cross wants one person per household to be trained in CPR.
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