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Mineral County gets oxygen masks for pets

Staff Reports

Mineral County's firehouses are now equipped with oxygen masks designed to save the lives of pets.

Invisible Fence of the sierras donated three kits of the masks to the department so that firefighters and EMS staff can give oxygen to pets suffering smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires.

The company has donated more than 12,400 of the kits to fire stations across the U.S. and Canada.

"We realize that humans are the first priority, but in many cases, pets can be saved if firefighters have the right equipment," said Ed Hoyt of Invisible Fence.