Friday, June 17, 2011

The Gift of Oxygen for Pet Rescue

**  "The Norco Fire Department recently received donated pet oxygen masks for use in treating animals when pets have suffered smoke inhalation due to being trapped inside a building or residence during a fire,"

**  "Using a life-saving pet oxygen mask made specifically for animals, Shawnee firefighters and REACT EMS medics were able to revive a dog overcome by smoke inhalation during a house fire Wednesday...Through setting out canisters at area veterinarian offices, pet boarding and grooming businesses, along with fundraisers at her school, Alyssa Johnson of Shawnee raised more than $1,400 back in 2009 to purchase 12 pet oxygen masks for area fire departments — Shawnee, Tecumseh, Meeker, McLoud, Bethel Acres and Earlsboro. One of those masks was used Wednesday to save a dog’s life."

**  "Company donating 175 pet oxygen masks to local fire departments."

The above stories and headlines just touch the surface of generosity by animal lovers who donate to their local fire departments pet oxygen masks. Search "donated pet oxygen masks" and watch stories from around this continent and beyond pop up. 

Sources:  Press Enterprise, News-Star, Las Vegas Sun

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