Oxygen Masks for Pets

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ANAHEIM, California – Every fire engine and truck operated by the Orange County Fire Authority will now carry oxygen masks for household pets – thanks to a donation from an Anaheim pet owner whose rescued dog was displaced in a wildfire.

The more than 70 units, at a cost of $75 each, will assure that each responding OCFA apparatus will have the pet lifesaving device onboard.

The kits include three cone-shaped masks of various sizes that can fit over the snouts of dogs, cats and other small pets that might have suffered smoke inhalation.

“During a house fire, a pet’s instinct is often to run and hide under a bed or other place of comfort, sometimes resulting in smoke inhalation”, fire officials say. The mask allow pets to be treated quickly, on scene.

To read the original article by Eric Carpenter in its entirety, please use the following link:
http://m.ocregister.com/news/fire-327326-masks-pets.html

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