Wag'N O2 Fur Life Observes National Fire Safety Month with Free Pet O2 Kits & Ground Shipping
Limited free pet oxygen mask kits for first responders along with free ground shipping for all department and sponsor order.
Since its inception in 2008, the Wag'N O2 Fur Life Program has provided over 13,000 pet oxygen masks kits to more than 5,250 Fire & EMS departments in North America. With the help of generous individuals and corporate partners, they estimate that up to 10,500 Fire Departments and 2,700 EMS vehicles have now acquired at least 1 pet oxygen mask kit.
"Every year since 2009, McCulloch Medical generously covers all shipping costs for first responder and sponsor pet oxygen mask kit orders placed between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31. Additionally, this year we can take it a step further and provide free kits to fire and EMS departments that do not have the funding to obtain their own kits. We operate this initiative at cost. Whatever surplus is available by October 1st can be allocated to giving back to those departments that want the equipment but can't afford it and/or can't find sponsors. This year we have enough to give out 20 kits" said Ines de Pablo, president of Wag'N O2 Fur Life. "There is no better time of year to raise awareness about fire safety and animal rescue than during National Fire Safety Awareness Month."
Pets, like humans, often times need oxygen after an emergency such as a fire. Pet oxygen mask kits include three different size masks that allow oxygen to be administered to animals of any size – from hamster to foal.
O2 Fur Life was created by de Pablo in 2008 when she realized that aftercare of pets rescued from emergencies, such as fires, was something that most first responders weren't equipped to handle. Most humans require oxygen after an emergency, and pets are no different, de Pablo said.
A demonstration on how these masks are used may be viewed here: https://www.petoxygenmasks.org/
"We find that incident mitigation, combined with pet oxygen mask kits, can help save countless pet lives. This equipment has saved hundreds of animals since the program launched. " de Pablo said.
Fire and EMS officials can make their donation requests from October 1 until the 25th here: https://www.petoxygenmasks.org/
Ines de Pablo