Animal oxygen masks donated to local fire company


ELIZABETH, Pa. - On Monday, the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company received an animal rescue oxygen mask kit through a donation from Invisible Fence.

The fire company's first responders were equipped with masks and shown how to use them.

“With the pet being such a dynamic part of the family, we thought it was important to take care of the entire family,” said the fire

Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S. Fire Administration, sources have cited an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets die in fires each year, with most succumbing to smoke inhalation.