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Fire Rescuers Receive Emergency Pet Mask Donation

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July 23, 2009


MIAMI, FL — The Miami Obedience Club donated 27 sets of pet oxygen masks to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department on Wednesday. The masks, which are used at fire scenes, are specially designed to fit over an animal's snout and provide oxygen to dogs and cats suffering from smoke inhalation.


With this donation, a total of 46 fire units will receive these life-safety devices. However, the MDFR still needs 52 additional sets to equip every response vehicle with the pet oxygen masks.


If you would like to donate money for the purchase of additional pet oxygen masks for MDFR, call Neighbors 4 Neighbors at (305) 597-4404 or you can donate at www.neighbors4neighbors.org


Any amount is accepted, but each oxygen mask is said to cost $60.


In other news, the Dalmatians are said to still be waiting for their firefighter suits.


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Image Source: Brian Shanahan/CBS