Firefighters Save Puppies With Teeny-Tiny Oxygen Masks
Firefighters in Palm Coast, Florida, saved a family of dogs with teeny-tiny oxygen masks.
The Florida home caught on fire Tuesday, threatening the two humans and six dogs inside.
A father and his 2-year-old daughter were treated for smoke inhalation at the Florida Hospital Flagler, Flagler Live reported.
The six dogs, which included two puppies, were rescued when Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Williams noticed the animals in the home.
Firefighter David Lawrence found the puppies had suffered smoke inhalation and carefully placed tiny oxygen masks up to the puppies’ little noses.
“We were able to revive all of the dogs with oxygen masks made specifically for household pets,” Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito said, according to Orlando’s News 13.
Not all fire departments are equipped with small oxygen masks, even though an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year of smoke inhalation and other fire-related causes, according to Project Breathe, which works to provide small oxygen masks to fire departments.
A neighbor posted to Facebook that after rushing the animals to the vet “they are now nursing off momma and will recover with rest.”
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