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MERS Large Animal Rescue to host first ever open to the public training

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Missouri Emergency Rescue Service (MERS) Large Animal Rescue will be hosting their next training session Saturday, February 22, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Training will take place at Bridle Ridge Acres, 10533 Business 21, Hillsboro, Mo., and will be hosted outdoors, rain or shine.

For the first time ever, training is open to the public.

According, MERS President and Founder Roger Vincent, "Members will demonstrate how they train, exactly what they do, why they perform specific techniques, what you should and shouldn’t do if your horse is in distress, how our equipment is used, and much more."

MERS was established in 2006 as a volunteer non-profit organization that helps rescue large animals that are in distress and in emergency situations. MERS serves as first responders to area veterinarians, Missouri Highway Patrol, Franklin County Sheriff Department, St. Louis Police Department and others.

Since inception, MERS has responded to more than 226 calls. Included is the I-44 accident in 2006 when 42 horses bound for slaughter were trapped in a tractor trailer that had overturned, and in 2007 when a tractor trailer in downtown St. Louis overturned with 62 bulls inside. Other calls include horses rescued from mud, frozen ponds, ravines, rising flood waters and cast in stalls.

"MERS is always open to new members who feel they have what it takes to contribute to the community. If you are interested in becoming a member, this event will be a prime opportunity to get involved," said Vincent.

For more information, please contact Roger Vincent, at vnbigbear@aol.com or visit http://mersteam.org/. MERS can also be found on Facebook.

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