Short Takes

June 2018 Issue




Emergency Transport for Pets

Squad 51 Provides 24-Hour Ambulance Service for Pets in Ohio

According to Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio, Squad 51 was started by Yalanda Medina after a “life-and-death health scare” with her dog. Her 24-hour emergency response and transport company provides emergency triage—like veterinary paramedics—and transportation to the nearest veterinary emergency clinic.

The company will also transport pets who require no interruption in treatment, such as receiving oxygen, between veterinary hospitals and surgical centers. They transport pets to veterinary appointments and will even assist people with at-home care, such as with changing wound dressings, and will take deceased pets to a facility for cremation or burial. You can learn more about this company at squadfiftyone.com.