Friday, September 19, 2008

A “PET” LIFE SAVING DONATION

Amherst – Firefighters in Amherst have a new piece of life saving equipment on their truck after receiving a donation from a local Invisible Fence company.

Justin Henry of the North Olmsted Invisible Fence West said that part of their companies mission is to keep dogs safe and out of danger, so this donation is just part of what they do. “There has been such a demand in communities throughout Ohio for this equipment to be added to Fire Departments and we felt that it was something that we should take part in making it happen.”

The equipment; “Oxygen Recovery Masks – Kit for Pets”. The kit comes with three mask sizes; larger size for big dogs, medium for smaller dogs and the small size is used for cats and other smaller family pets. The masks, just like an oxygen mask used by a human, attaches to an oxygen tank and placed over the pets mouth.

The Invisible Fence company has already donated 50 kits to Fire Departments in Northeast Ohio and plan to continue until all Departments have the kit on their trucks. Henry said that when the kits first came out many Departments made the purchase and in other cases he said local Veterinarians purchased them for their Departments. “For us we would like to fill in the holes, for those Fire Departments that do not have the kits yet we would like to talk to them.”

Chief Wayne Northeim of the Amherst Fire Department said he and his Department is grateful to Henry and the Invisible Fence Company. “This will be a nice addition to our equipment list, it will be nice to be able to resuscitate a family pet if the situation arises. I know many families regard their pets as a part of their family so this will certainly be nice to have on board.”

Henry said that if any Department in the area is interested in the kit they can contact them at their North Olmsted office either by phone or Email. ClevelandWest@invisiblefence.com - 440.777.0022 or 800.824.3647


3 Comments:

Anonymous ELAINE WILEY said...

AWESOME..SUPER....WHAT A GREAT ADDITION TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. DOES LORAIN HAVE THAT SET UP....MIGHT NEED IT FOR ALL MY CATS ONE DAY!!!!!

5:58 AM  
Anonymous karl said...

Great story TMC.
How about a big round of applause for Justin Henry and Invisible Fence West! Hopefully their goal of equipping all area fire departments with these respirators is met soon.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Stitch said...

Way to go Invisible fence! Me and my sisters each have a collar and your business is top notch!! Thanks to all the fire departments for going that extra mile for us four leggers!! xoxox Stitch (Therapy dog from Lorain County!)

10:04 AM  

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