R2S Funds New Pet Oxygen Masks

L-R Michael Shooter with K9 investigation dog Etta  -  K9 Investigation 
Lynne - Peel Veterinary Clinic 
Sarah - Peel Veterinary Clinic 
Tyler – Rhodes2safety with First Aid Training dog Axl 
Kerry – Rhodes2safety with First Aid Training dog Chi 
Chris Maughan – Project Lead Humberside Fire & Rescue Service 
Jon Willingham with K9 Investigation dogs Aston and Sox              -   K9 Investigation

R2S Funds New Pet Oxygen Masks

Axl trying a pet oxygen mask for size
Axl trying a pet oxygen mask for size

We are delighted that together with the Peel Veterinary Group and K9 Investigation Dogs, we have been able to fund pet oxygen masks to the brilliant team at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.  The addition of these valuable bits of kit will mean the difference of life and death for those animals caught up in fires in our region.

Up to now, any animal finding themselves suffering with smoke inhalation or the effects of fire have only been able to be treated with a human face mask.  Obviously, a human face mask is in no way appropriate for an animal and much of the oxygen was often lost or not directed where it needed to be.

With the addition of these brilliant purpose-designed masks (available in small, medium and large), Humberside Fire and Rescue and K9 Investigation Dogs will now be able to give the same level of fantastic care to our furry friends as they do to humans.  The masks are suitable for very small dogs, cats, kittens and puppies all the way through to large breeds too – in the picture above you can see Axl our Rhodes 2 Safety Rhodesian Ridgeback trying out the large size oxygen mask …. like a pro 😉

Donations were collated by the team at “Smokey Paws”, a charity organisation set up with the aim of getting as many oxygen masks as possible on to Fire Appliances around the country.  They are, of course, always looking for funding so that more of these life-saving masks can be provided, so if you feel you would like to get involved, please check out Smokey Paws here:  Smokey Paws

 

Below you can see the day we all met up for the first time and came together as a Team.

L-R Michael Shooter with K9 investigation dog Etta - K9 Investigation Lynne - Peel Veterinary Clinic Sarah - Peel Veterinary Clinic Tyler – Rhodes2safety with First Aid Training dog Axl Kerry – Rhodes2safety with First Aid Training dog Chi Chris Maughan – Project Lead Humberside Fire & Rescue Service Jon Willingham with K9 Investigation dogs Aston and Sox - K9 Investigation
L-R Michael Shooter with K9 investigation dog Etta – K9 Investigation
Lynne – Peel Veterinary Clinic
Sarah – Peel Veterinary Clinic
Tyler – Rhodes2safety with First Aid Training dog Axl
Kerry – Rhodes2safety with First Aid Training dog Chi
Chris Maughan – Project Lead Humberside Fire & Rescue Service
Jon Willingham with K9 Investigation dogs Aston and Sox – K9 Investigation

 

You can see the write up from the Humberside Fire & Rescue Service site here:

http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/news/improving-our-pets-safety

 

 

Comments

  1. Reply

    Are there funding for surgery thats needed for a dog when a person on disability can’t afford it ?

    • Reply

      I think only through the PDSA and even then its only for one dog … owners who have more than one can only register one of them for assistance now I understand (could be wrong, but that’s my understanding). Otherwise, many vets now allow you to organise a plan where you can pay so much a week if you are struggling … that could be something worth exploring with your vet

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