Pet Oxygen Masks

1 decade 10 months 4 weeks ago Friday, November 16 2007 Nov 16, 2007 Friday, November 16, 2007 7:57:07 AM CST November 16, 2007 in News
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UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) - The University City fire department is receiving a gift today that many civilians don't know about -- pet oxygen masks. Fire officials say every year hundreds of pets and strays are rescued from house fires or other disasters. Chance of survival improve if oxygen masks can be used on the animals. The fire chief in the St. Louis suburb, Steve Olshwanger, says there have been several occasions when firefighters have needed to resuscitate a pet. Eight sets of pet oxygen masks will be given to the department today. Troop 149 of the Dog Scouts of America is making the gift. The organization works to promote responsible dog ownership.

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