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New app can help pets in an emergency

by Tammy Thueringer
Jan 21, 2014


Kitty side view

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Dr. Drew Sullivan of Furnetic Veterinary Clinic in Chicago gives a 16-week-old kitten an examination after she broke her pelvic bone.

For many, pets aren't just animals. Some consider them part of the family. A new app from the American Red Cross helps pet owners make sure their furry, four-legged family members get the medical help they need.