As a pet owner, one thing that has always worried me is what would happen to my pets if there was a house fire.
The men and women of the UK Fire Service are often called upon to rescue pets from house fires and many of those pets will be suffering from smoke inhalation.
Pets can succumb to smoke inhalation much quicker than people do and so early treatment is very important. Every second counts.
Giving oxygen to a pet that has inhaled smoke can mean the difference between that pet surviving or not, and the sooner this can be done the better.
Now a UK charity is giving pets a much greater chance of surviving a house fire.
Smokey Paws Ltd is a not for profit organisation that provides specially designed pet oxygen masks to Fire Stations around the UK. If every fire engine in the UK was equipped with pet oxygen masks many lives could be saved that would otherwise be lost.
“We believe it is likely that hundreds of pets suffer from smoke inhalation across the UK every year. It is proven in other countries that pet oxygen masks have increased survival rates significantly, as the human oxygen masks are ineffective on most pets.
“Smokey Paws’ mission is to raise enough money through public donations, to equip every First Responder in the UK with these lifesaving masks.”
Brian Lockyer from Smokey Paws
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