Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic & Outreach Center: 4635 West Richland Plaza Dr., Bloomington, In 47404

For Appointments, or Pantry questions, please call: 812-333-6242, ext 2

To Fax Veterinary Records: 812-935-5059

*Administration Address: 3410 South Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401

*Staff hours may vary. Please call to confirm. Dropping off a donation? We have a donation bin outside of our door that's available any time!
 

Mailing Address: PO Box 1334, Bloomington, IN 47402​​

**We do not have a shelter.**

    For City shelter hours, adoptable animals, lost/found pets, and animal control, call City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control at 812.349.3492.

© 2016 Monroe County Humane Association

Pet First Aid Kits

 

Pet First Aid Kits use many of the same materials that people would use in their own first aid kits. 

 

Access to emergency vet care is limited for most pet owners in Monroe County, with the nearest 24-hour emergency clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana, nearly an hour and a half commute. 

 

When an animal is suffering or in pain, knowing life saving skills and having tools on hand that apply to pets can sometimes be the difference for saving a pet’s life.  Pet First Aid addresses how to handle an animal safely in an emergency, keeping both owner and others safe from being injured.  Owners and emergency caregivers are frequently injured while trying to provide emergency care to animals, causing increased and unnecessary visits to emergency rooms, or sometimes, letting wounds go untreated, causing expanded infections. 

 

Pet First Aid kits and training include leashes, how to make a muzzle, and proper handling of an animal with an injury.  While knowing Pet First Aid doesn’t replace veterinary care, it reminds pet owners what some of the most common ailments and household dangers are for pets, and can alert them to an illness in pets much sooner, before the pet becomes critically ill. Knowing some of the first signs of dehydration, shock, injury or illness can alert pet owners to getting veterinary attention for their pet before the injury or illness is critical. 

 

When owners and pet caregivers are armed with both knowledge and the tools in a Pet First Aid kit necessary to treat immediate injuries, pets can be handled with better care and the handlers are safer.

 

DIY Kit List

  • Tools & Utensils

    • Grooming clippers

    • Nail clippers appropriate for your pet's nails

    • Needle-nose pliers

    • Nylon leash

    • Penlight

    • Rectal thermometer, non-mercury/non-glass

    • Scissors, small, with blunt end

    • Oral syringe

    • Tweezers

    • Wire cutters, small

    • Emergency blanket or "space" blanket

    • Clean cloth or towels 

    • Disposable gloves (non-latex)

  • Medications & Solutions

    • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl ®)

    • Hydrogen peroxide, 3% (note expiration date)

    • Glucose paste or corn syrup

    • Epsom salts (to make saline solution)

    • Petroleum jelly

    • Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl)

    • Sterile, water-based lubricant that washes off easily (such as KY® Jelly) 

    • Sterile eye lubricant

    • Sterile saline eye wash

    • Styptic powder

  • Assorted Bandages & Compresses

    • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape

    • Roll cohesive wrap, 3”

    • Roll gauze, 2”, cotton

    • Sterile gauze pads, non-adherent (assorted sizes)

    • Cold compress/ice pack

 

Donate Supplies

 MCHA is seeking donated kit supplies from facilities that can no longer use them due to safety and surgery protocols regarding opened, but unused materials.

 

We use these supplies in our low-cost vaccination clinics and to reduce the cost of kits used in our Pet First Aid Classes.

 

Learn more about donating medical supplies by emailing our Executive Director, Rebecca Warren.