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Posted by CHICANIMAUX, 09/2018, Advisor, Animal Care Auxiliary.


WE REMIND THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. REGULAR PRACTICES ARE IMPORTANT, THERE EXISTS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. It is similar to the training of first aid worker and the training prevention and civic assistance of level 1 and 2, for which it is necessary to reform regularly.?


An exhaustive list which will be updated according to the information given:

La croix rouge in France in France

Pause canine lien: in France

Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort in France

SDIS (departmental fire and rescue service) in France

Animal training center


Find the full list of training courses with the Ministry of Health and the Chamber of Agriculture in France



1.Don't forget to protect yourself before (yellow vest, triangle, others ...) to avoid there being a second victim.

2.Secure places (onlookers, or other curious)

Do not forget that an injured animal whether you know it or not is more fearful, therefore respect a safety perimeter. Make a quick check-up if the animal is injured or sick.

4.If you arrive and can be approached, handle it with care to specify the injuries.

5.Controllable hazard

I remove the danger (cut the electricity, the gas ...)

6. Uncontrollable danger

I mark the danger zone and have the danger zone marked out (studs, bags, chairs, etc.)

7. There are different techniques for avoiding bites, carrying an animal alone, carrying an animal for two, approaching the animal.

To avoid bites:

Restraint with a link or muzzle. For the link make a ring in the form of a simple knot at the level of its muzzle then pass below the muzzle and finish the link with a double knot behind the head.

To carry a light animal alone

Depending on the situation, the animal is released from danger. Keep the animal comfortable and comfortable on you.

To carry a heavy animal for two

Make a stretcher (sheet, blanket, wooden board) depending on the gravity and the type of animal. To do this, tip the animal on the stretcher or carry it by holding the hindquarters and the underside of the animal's torso.

Approach the animal

Do not arrive suddenly, avoid going behind the animal, do not put your hand in front of its muzzle.

Try to caress the animal at the level of his head gently to reassure him then with the other hand try to touch the body to see if there is an injury or something else ... Talking softly and posing can facilitate an approach. Explain your intentions even if it may seem unnecessary.

8. How to recognize a conscious or unconscious sick animal without complicated analysis.

  1. The animal is in a lying, standing or sitting position moves a member of its body (legs, head, breathing ...), called: conscious animal.
  2. The animal is in a lying position and no member of its body (legs, head, shallow breathing, etc.) moves, known as: unconscious animal.

9. Assessment of the animal before alerting the competent authorities.

Signs of the animal can also alert you:

Moaning, low tail, bristling hairs, ears drooping, hypersalivation, vomiting.

To alert

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The elements described above will help you to explain the situation to the emergency services so that they can send professionals to the site to adapt to the circumstances.

If animal in danger or hurt.

You can call :

Emergency list to be notified

    Firefighters (18)

Police (17)

The veterinarian

Emergency calls throughout the European Union (112)


You must say on the phone first:

list of what to say to help

Last name / First Name

Location / specific address

Description of the accident / number of victims and their states / animals or not

Type of breed or Which animal

If owner or animal unknown


If you find a dead animal on the road, highway, in the city. Please notify the relevant authorities.

You can call :

The DIR (Interdepartmental Road Directorate)

The Town Hall (Road Service depending on the city)

The trimmer (inquire before because paying on certain cases)


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law of non-assistance person in danger (article of law in France)


« I remind you that any person in danger without putting himself in danger but who refuses to bring help to someone or animals which is in distress. It's called non-assistance to someone in danger. "You can do the minimum so step 1 or 2 described above. You can be penally sanctioned and you would be liable to criminal and civil sanctions so the victims or families or owner of the animal or the competent authorities can be the subject of a complaint, go to prison and claim damages. in the event of damage by l’article 223.6 du code pénale et civiles(Légifrance) and le code de l’animal



We explain the gestures in general in a theoretical way you need to train to acquire an effective practice

Different emergency causes can exist:




Complications without prompt intervention:

Hemorrhages (different types)

Heart failure

Airway obstruction

Single / multiple / open or not fracture

Vomiting / poisoning

Obstruction of the genital or anal tract

Convulsions / malaise

Wait before acting, If you have instructions from the doctor or professional specializing in animals by phone follow their instructions.

First aid kit

No obligation to have a first aid kit in your car. Please note that some countries require it. Inquire before.


The list which is proposed and a little more complete because we add elements which can be used in case of an injured animal.

- flat fabric link


- wide band

- Velpeau and elastoplast tape

-pair of curved scissors with round ends

- large needle

- mouse tooth pliers

- splint

- disinfectants (soap and solution)

-diluted hydrogen peroxide


- tick pliers



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