52 FIRE STATIONS IN THE CAROLINAS RECEIVE PET OXYGEN MASKS, INCLUDING ORANGE GROVE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
[Hillsborough, NC] (June 7, 2011) — Today, Orange Grove firefighters will be equipped to save a pet’s life in the event of smoke inhalation during a house fire. That’s because Invisible Fence® Brand donated a pet oxygen mask sets to the city’s fire departments.
This donation is a part of Invisible Fence® Brand’s Project Breathe, which was established with the goal of equipping every fire station in America and Canada with pet oxygen masks. These masks allow firefighters to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires. The masks often save pets’ lives.
In June, Invisible Fence® Brand will donate more than 150 masks to more than 50 fire stations in the Carolinas.
Invisible Fence® Brand has donated a total of more than 10,000 pet oxygen masks to fire stations all over the U.S. and Canada throughout the life of the program. A reported 50+ pets have been saved by the donated masks so far.
“Our commitment to pet safety extends beyond electronic pet containment by funding deserving projects that help keep pets safe at home. By donating the pet oxygen masks, we hope to help save more pets, and protect pet owners that may risk their own life to save a pet in a fire,” said Bill Swayne of Invisible Fence of Raleigh.
Although not an official U.S. Fire Administration statistic, it is estimated that 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires; most succumbing to smoke inhalation, and over 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year. In most states,
emergency responders are not equipped to deal with the crisis. The donation of these specially designed and
potentially lifesaving pet oxygen masks will enable our first responders to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal.
For more information about the pet oxygen mask donation program, visit www.invisiblefence.com/O2 or contact Lisa Swayne Proud, Donation Coordinator, at 404-229-2292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.