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Fire department to get pet saving oxygen masks

Each pet oxygen mask kit contains three reusable masks appropriately sized for small animals
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Your pet will be safer in a fire thanks to a donation of pet oxygen masks to the local fire department.

The North Bay Animal Hospital and Invisible Fence Brand are donating the kits, valued at $80 each, so firefighters will be better equipped than ever to handle pet-related emergencies arising from a fire.

The pet oxygen mask kit is supplied to the North Bay Animal Hospital by Invisible Fence Brand through the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association in exchange for a donation to the Farley Foundation.

It's a charitable organization which assists seniors, disabled individuals, people in receipt of Ontario Works and women at risk of abuse by subsidizing the non-elective veterinary care of their pets.

The donation is part of “Project Breathe” by Invisible Fence Brand, which aims to equip every fire station in Canada, the United States and the U.K. with pet oxygen masks.

Each pet oxygen mask kit contains three re-usable masks appropriately sized for small animals (cats, small dogs, animals with short snouts such as ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds), medium-sized animals (20-25 lbs) and large domestic animals (dogs 50 lbs and over).

North Bay Animal Hospital will also provide initial training and on-going support to the fire department as required.

The kits will be demonstrated at Fire Station 1 on Princess Street West Wednesday at 1:30.