Pets are often more vulnerable to smoke inhalation in fires because they hide. Unfortunately human oxygen masks don’t fit properly on animals and can’t be used to provide them with the much needed oxygen. These little cup-shaped pet masks were originally developed for use by veterinarians and seal around the muzzle of an animal tighter than a human mask. This helps firefighters deliver the right amount of oxygen to the pet and also protects the firefighters from an injured animal who may try to bite out of fear.
The cone-shaped plastic masks, which come in three different sizes and fit snugly on snouts, can resuscitate animals suffering from smoke inhalation. This mask set is so versatile it should take care of just about any air breathing animal species from a tiny bird or reptile to a St. Bernard. The masks are economical, reusable, sturdy and easily cleaned, plus they have a 2 year manufacturer warranty.
Even though Petmask.com is no longer shipping mask kits to fire stations there are still several options available to anyone wanting to donate a kit to a department.
One of your best options is to go through Wag’N Enterprises, LLC’s O2 FUR LIFE® program.
There are other options for buying and/or donating pet oxygen masks from Invisible Fence® Brand’s “Project Breathe” Pet Oxygen Mask Donation Program, PetsAmerica.org, Yuckos, and H.E.L.P. ANIMALS, INC.
Henrico Humane Society is partnering with Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks for the 4th year to provide a day of fun for you and your dog!
Bark in the Park will be held on September 25, 2010 from 10 am to 1 pm at Deep Run Park in Henrico, VA and is FREE to the public! There will be a 2k 4 Paws Dog Walk to kick off the event, and all proceeds will benefit Henrico Humane Society! Helping animals is a walk in the park!
Event Day Activities:
• Music by Random Play
• Performance by Jonathan Austin
• 30+ Vendors
• Dog Contests – $1 per entry
• Moon Walk
• Petting Zoo
• Dog Adoptions
• Food for people and pets
More information here: henricohumane.org
Hope to see you there!
I was recently featured on an episode of Arden Moore’s “Oh Behave!” show on Pet Life Radio! (http://www.petliferadio.com/)
Arden is the grrr-eatest! Each week she hosts the popular OH BEHAVE! show on Pet Life Radio that features “top dogs” in the pet world, including guests Betty White, Rachael Ray, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Wozniak and Dean Koontz. I am so honored to have been on her show!
You can listen to the podcast from the web here: Oh Behave! episode #119 or download it free from iTunes here: Oh Behave! on iTunes (episode #119 on 8/26/10).
Check out the Kohl’s Kids Who Care regional scholarship winners: http://www.kohlscorporation.com/communityrelations/scholarship/RegionalWinners.asp I won a $1,000 scholarship! lots of great winners!
The Kohl’s Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) who help make their communities a better place to live.
Thank you to all of the fire depts requesting pet H2O kits! I am working hard to raise donations and get you some kits!
Be sure and pick up a copy of today’s USA Today paper for a great article on pet oxygen masks (and me!)
Over 300 pet mask donations made through PetMask.com! yeh! Mask kits shipped to Rittman Police Department in Rittman, Ohio, Golder Ranch Fire District in Tuscan, Arizona, Hobbs Fire Department in Hobbs, New Mexico (thank you Double J Animal hospital!), Emden Fire Department in Emden, Illinois, and Auglaize Emergency Management in Auglaize, Ohio.
The ASPCA is honoring me with the 2009 ASPCA “Tommy Monahan” Kid of the Year award!
Press release: ASPCA Press Release
Thanks to Mary Archer at RichmondPetLovers.com for all your support.
A huge “Thank You!” to Dick Samuels at Family Dog Digest. Thank you for the publicity and your efforts to support my cause.