Do you know what to do in the event your beloved pet is choking or bleeding, is bitten by a snake, quits breathing, breaks a leg or is a victim of one or more of dozens of other unfortunate medical emergencies?

Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild is offering three four-hour classes for pet owners and lovers. Classes are $59 per person.

Learn how to deal with restraining and muzzling, rescue breathing, canine and feline CPR, choking, bleeding, shock management snake and insect bites, heat and cold injuries, poisoning and seizures.

Christina Dunlap, a nationally certified Pet Tech CPR and first aid instructor, will teach the classes from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, and then again from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday Feb. 26. The classes are limited to 12 students per class and are beginning to fill up. For registration information, e-mail Janice Murasko at [email protected] or call ARF at (951) 659-1122.

Murasko also recommends registering online at Once there, click on “Locate a nearby class” in the box to the right of the screen. Then type “Idyllwild CA” in the locator box. Scroll down to find Christina Dunlap in Idyllwild. The Sunday morning class is limited to ARF staff.