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Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Corey Johnson, Costa Constantinides, Paul Vallone

Emergency Response for Pets

Emergency response teams are needed throughout the Boros for people with pets. In the event of an emergency people’s only option is to run to the vet. While there is a pet ambulance that is dispatched from the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, when the emergency arises it is next to impossible to get them on the phone. More of them are needed.  Two months ago our beloved Rottweiler, Mishko, choked to death on a ball. We called the vet. They said they couldn’t come. The dog was frantically running around the house choking. My husband tackled him to the ground. He was a 130!lb dog. We tried the heimlich, CPR, we turned him upside down to no avail. I called 911 twice and they hung up. They said to call 311. 311 puts you on hiold forever. The dog was dying. We were all screaming and crying. This was all happening within minutes. My neighbor called the ambulance -they didn’t answer. We frantically drove to the vet blowing red lights. The dog was still alive. 3 vets worked on him. They did a traecheotimy. He died from the trauma. My 2 children witnessed the whole thing. What if this was an elderly person with a pet? Do they watch them die? A child alone with their pet? Do they watch them die?  There has to be something City Council can implement. I respectfully ask that you take my plea into consideration. Please sign my petition so no one has to witness what we did. Thank you.

Barbara Michaels
2,185 supporters