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Next Lunch and Learn on pet safety
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The discussion will be how to keep you pets safe. - photo by Stock photo

Richmond Hill Fire Chief Ralph Catlett and Camy Thumwood, pet safety consultant, will share the risks to pets home alone and the problems emergency personnel have during 911 calls at the next Richmond Hill/Bryan County Lunch and Learn.

They will discuss ways pet owners can prepare for a disaster, home safety tips and heatstroke information. The goal is to make Richmond Hill and Bryan County "pet safe." All attendees with pets will receive a Pet Alert Emergency Information System free, a $25 value.

Thumwood said both the Richmond Hill Fire Department and Bryan County Emergency Services have received five pet oxygen mask kits each from Pet Alert to help save pets’ lives.

Pet Alert is dedicated to pet safety and fire safety education that focuses on safeguarding first responders, pets and animals during emergencies. The company teaches people the information needed by first responders so pets will not be overlooked, left behind or sent to a shelter. Pet Alert also teaches pet home safety and pet disaster preparedness. For more information go to

The July 13 Lunch and Learn is complimentary to Chamber members and $15 for others. Reservations are required by July 8. Seating is limited. Call 912-756-3444 or email

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