Wisconsin may allow first responders to aid pets

  • Source: Greater Milwaukee Today - GM Today
  • Published: 11/27/2017 04:46 AM

Some Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing to change state law and allow first responders to treat pets when responding to an emergency. Wisconsin's veterinarian practice act only allows for veterinarians to give animals aid, WDJT-TV reported. Two bills are in committee in the state Legislature that would give first responders immunity for treating animals during an emergency call. It would also protect responders who don't aid animals. Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha's fire departments have specialized equipment to aid animals. "It's in our nature to try to help people and I think a lot of us are animal lovers," said Kira Benkert, a Waukesha firefighter.


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