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Watkins Glen Fire Dept. to Receive Life-Saving Pet Oxygen Masks

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - In preparation for National Fire Safety Month this October, Invisible Fence is donating life-saving pet oxygen masks on December 10, 2018 to the Watkins Glen Fire Department in Watkins Glen, New York to help reduce the number of pet fatalities.

The donation is being made by Invisible Fence of the Southern Tier in support of the company’s Project Breathe Program. Each year, it’s estimated more than 40,000 pets die in fires, most succumbing to smoke inhalation. The reality in most cases is that first responders lack the equipment to resuscitate and save these animals. Programs like Project Breathe are addressing this issue.

Watkins Glen Fire Dept. was nominated to receive the donation through Invisible Fence’s 45th Anniversary initiative. For its anniversary year, the company has pledged to equip 45 fire departments across the U.S. and Canada with these life-saving devices and embark on a nationwide service campaign to assist pet-related charities. Since Project Breathe’s inception in 2006, 24,000 masks have been donated to first responders.

“We realize that humans are the first-priority, but in many cases, pets can be saved if firefighters have the right equipment,” said Daniel Kelley, owner of Invisible Fence of the Southern Tier, “Project Breathe is simply a way of giving firefighters and first responders the tools necessary to save pets’ lives.”

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