Press release from Invisible Fence of Southeast Indiana
An oxygen mask designed for pets is delivered
to members of Bright Fire & EMS.
(Bright, Ind.) - Fire stations in Dearborn County will receive a donation that will help prevent pets from falling victim to smoke inhalation due to fire.
Invisible Fence of Southeast Indiana will donate oxygen recovery mask kits for pets to the Bright Fire Stations this week, and plans donate additional kits to the remaining fire departments in the surrounding area.
This is a national effort called “Project Breathe”. This national launch allows us to make the public aware of our commitment and our efforts to keep pets safe and provide an outlet for people to help us reach our goal to outfit every fire station in the U.S. and Canada with pet oxygen masks.
“We hope that by donating oxygen mask kits that 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 Michael Sundbye owner, Invisible Fence of Southeast Indiana.
Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S. Fire Administration, industry web sites and sources have cited an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets each year that die in fires; most succumbing to smoke inhalation.
In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis. The donation of these specially designed and potentially lifesaving animal oxygen mask sets will enable Bright, Indiana first responders to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal.
“We want to thank Invisible Fence for their generosity and believe that 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,” said Tom Stevens, Fire Chief, Bright Fire-EMS.
For more information about the Invisible Fence® Brand Pet Oxygen Mask Donation Program, please contact Doug Beasley, Donation Coordinator, at 859-781-5555 x105 firstname.lastname@example.org.