Gwinnett County firefighters used their brand new animal oxygen masks in May 2007, when responding to a fire at the Animal Care Center in Suwanee, Georgia.  

Unfortunately the fire resulted in the death of twelve dogs and cats.  However, Firefighters used new donated animal oxygen masks to revive four of seven unconscious large large dogs that had been overcome by smoke, and saving their lives.   All seven animals were taken to a nearby animal hospital and will live.  The masks were donated by the Red Hot Chapter of the Georgia Red Hat Society several months earlier.   An article from the Best Friends Network further explains: 

The oxygen masks are distributed by H.E.L.P. (Health Educate Love Protect) Animals, Inc. of Orange City, Florida. The masks cost $55 each and can be purchased by anyone who agrees to donate them to a municipal rescue agency or charity. H.E.L.P. Animals sold over 2500 masks in 2006 and have already sold more than that many this year.

Please visit  H.E.L.P. Animals, Inc.. for more information about how you or your organization can donate pet rescue masks to fire departments across the country. 

Do you know if your Firedepartment has pet oxygen masks? 

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