Pet walk to raise money for BART

By KBJR News 1

November 2, 2013 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 7:29 PM CDT

Moose Lake, MN (NNCNOW.com) --The second annual pet walk was held in Moose Lake today to raise money for animal rescue training.

Two Moose Lake women are hoping to raise enough money to educate first responders on how to handle pets in emergency situations.

Funds raised from the Walk will go to help area firefighters get Basic Animal Rescue Training.

BART, a non-profit organization based in Minnesota, trains rescue officials how to properly handle animals during an emergency.

Organizers hope to raise $1,500 to have a BART representative come to the area and do the training.

"The training is to help pets, but it's also to help people its not just first aide for pets, that's part of it, first aide and CPR for animals. The bigger part of it is actually training first responders what to do with animals on scene," said Veterinarian Angela Urban of Arrowhead Pet Clinic in Moose Lake.

Organizers of the walk have raised about $250 so far and say they hope to raise the $1,500 by the end of the year.

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