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New masks give pets a fighting chance against fires

San Diego, CA — San Diego animals now have a better chance of surviving fires thanks to the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation.  An anonymous donation specifically earmarked to buy oxygen masks for pets allowed SDFRF to purchase 10 new sets of animal oxygen masks.  Each set contains a small, medium, and large oxygen mask, six foot tubing for each mask, a leash, a bright orange carry bag, and a sticker that shows which rig is carrying this lifesaving equipment.  “The nice thing is they can be sterilized and reused,” said Wendy Robinson, executive director of SDFRF.

While the donation was only for city of San Diego firefighters, it affects the whole region because San Diego firefighters assist regionally with wild fires and other major fires. 

Thousands of pets are killed yearly in house fires.  Most die due to asphyxiation.  These smaller oxygen masks are specifically designed to fit over the muzzle of a cat or dog, and that makes treatment more effective.

"Our firefighters put their lives on the line everyday to keep San Diego’s citizens, property, and yes, even animals, safe from fire and other emergencies.  Equipping our emergency first responders with enhanced service tools helps them better respond to the hundreds of emergency calls that occur daily in the San Diego area," said Robinson.

These new pet oxygen masks will enable San Diego firefighters to better respond to pet emergencies

These new pet oxygen masks will enable San Diego firefighters to better respond to pet emergencies

Photo Credits:  Courtesy of San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation

A San Diego firefighter demonstrates how the new pet oxygen masks work.

 

In this day and age, our pets are becoming more and more an integral part of our family.  It’s nice to know the San Diego Fire Department understands this and is taking steps to safeguard our pets.

By Vania Maldonado  -  Animal Rescue Examiner  – Vania Maldonado is a happily married cat rescuer. Over the past ten years, she’s lived in several different places and has helped stray and feral…

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June 22, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, animals, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Unusual Stories | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Running of the Bulldogs

Running of the Bulldogs

Photo by Cedric Podschun

Local Bulldogs Were Invited to Participate in First Ever “Running of the Bulldogs” in downtown San Diego. DowntownDogLover.com hosted a “Running of the Bulldogs” as part of their official Launch PAW-ty festivities on Saturday August 8, 2009.

They invite all breeds of bulldog (including American, Aussie, English & French) to participate in the charity event which took dogs and their owners on a 6 block course through downtown San Diego ending at the DDL Launch PAW-ty. Participants were required to dress in all white or light khaki could run, walk or wheel their dogs through a small downtown course for $10.00 per dog. A portion of proceeds will go to the FACE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial grants to animal owners who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.

Let the walk begin!
Let the walk begin!
Mush!
Mush!
Taking the humans for a walk.
Taking the humans for a walk.
The Kissing Booth
The Kissing Booth
Keeping cool in the pool.
Keeping cool in the pool.
A Skate Dog.
A Skate Dog.
A very cool stroller dog.
A very cool stroller dog.

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Pet PawDid you know?  Many sick and injured pets are abandoned or euthanized because their owners are unable to cover the cost of their emergency or critical care needs.

The FACE Foundation provides financial assistance to animal owners who are unable to cover the full cost of their pets’ critical or emergency veterinary care.

As many people today experience increasing economic challenges, their pets are suffering too. The number of people who cannot afford critical medical care for their sick or injured pet is growing at an alarming rate.

In what is being labeled as ‘economic euthanasia,’ these beloved companions are being euthanized because their owners cannot afford the often unexpected cost of treatment needed to save their lives. The FACE Foundation was created to address this tragedy. What started out as a beautiful vision to stop the surrender and euthanasia of beloved family pets, has become a supportive center where families in crisis can get a helping hand to save their pets’ lives.

The FACE Foundation is the first of its kind in San Diego County. While there are wonderful charitable groups focused on finding homes for pets without families, there are no other organizations that are singularly dedicated to saving the lives of pets that are already in loving homes, but whose families cannot pay for all or part of the emergency or critical care they need to survive.

FACE relies solely on donations to continue its mission of providing access to life saving veterinary care and to enhance and preserve the quality of life for these loving pets.

Source:  Good Bloggie and Downtowndoglover.com

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August 11, 2009 Posted by | animals, Just One More Pet, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pet Health, Pets, Stop Euthenization, Success Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment