Fire dept. gets breathing masks for pets

HELP FOR CANINES—Debra Jo Chiapuzio, president of the Emma Zen Foundation, demonstrates how to use a pet oxygen mask on a dog. Chiapuzio donated the masks to the Ventura County Fire Department during a Feb. 28 press conference at Station 43 in Simi Valley.
An estimated 40,000 U.S. pets die in fires each year, many from asphyxiation.
But a donation of pet oxygen masks to Ventura County fire departments will improve the chances of survival for dogs and cats that are caught in fires. The mask...

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