Wag'N O2 Fur Life Observes National Fire Safety Month with Free Shipping & Pet Oxygen Mask Kits

Fire and EMS departments can apply to receive free pet oxygen mask kits and sponsors get free ground shipping for all pet oxygen mask kit orders until Oct 31, 2021.
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Oct. 15, 2021 - PRLog -- The Wag'N O2 Fur Life Initiative is yet again making it easier for first responders to keep pets safe before the launch of the 2021 holiday season.

Since its inception in 2008, the Wag'N O2 Fur Life Program has provided over 15,000 pet oxygen masks kits to more than 5,850 Fire & EMS departments in North America.

"Every year since 2009, MAI Animal Health generously covers all ground shipping costs for first responder and sponsor pet oxygen mask kit orders placed between Oct. 1 and midnight, Oct. 31. Additionally, we are also able to provide a limited amount of 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 September 30th 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 our budget is limited to give out up to 10 kits. For those that wish to sponsor their local departments we happy to able to reduce the kit cost since shipping costs are not a factor we have to cover during this period" 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/video

"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 October 27th. To learn more about the donation fellowship and/or apply please visit https://www.petoxygenmasks.org/fellowship.html

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