Project Breathe Provides Pet Oxygen Masks to Fire Departments
October 7, 2013
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 other sources have cited that an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires – most succumbing to smoke inhalation. In most states, emergency responders are not equipped to deal with the crisis because they lack specially designed pet oxygen masks.
To fill this need, Invisible Fence® Brand started the Project Breathe Pet Oxygen Mask Donation Program to provide oxygen mask kits to first responders. Each kit includes a small, medium, and large mask; fire departments are eligible to receive one kit per station. Their goal is to ensure that every fire department and rescue unit is equipped with these life-saving pet oxygen masks. To date, they have donated more than 10,000 masks to fire stations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Click here to apply for a pet oxygen mask kit for your department. Find out more about the program at