Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cleveland Pets Now Breathe Easier

Cleveland firefighters are now using pet oxygen masks that were donated to the department.

Invisible Fence donated enough mask kits for dogs and cats so that each rescue squad will have them.

"We hope that by donating oxygen mask kits, we will contribute to saving more pets and hopefully protect pet owners that may risk their own life to save a pet in a fire," said Jack Miltz, owner of Invisible Fence of northeast Ohio.

It's estimated that in 2006, more than 40,000 pets died in fires; most succumbed to smoke inhalation.

"We want to thank Invisible Fence for their generosity," Chief Paul Stubbs said in a news release. "These kits will help us save more pets; we can all recall a fire from the past where these kits would have helped save a pet."

For more information about the Invisible Fence mask donation program, reach Kristin Rogers 440-729-1780, Ext. 126 or krogers@ifco-jgb.com.

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