Thursday, November 6, 2014

Departments That Received Pet Oxygen Masks in November 2014

We are hereby listing orders placed during the month. We have no control over when the kits are distributed by sponsors and/or implemented by departments.

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Jerome, PA
Department Name: Jerome Vol Fire Co
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Middletown, CT
Department Name: Middletown Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor:
In Loving Memory of Lexi Geslak, a wonderful Burmese Mountain Dog, so that his passing may help save another persons precious pet.
Location: Turner, ME
Department Name: Turner Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Invisible Fence West
Location: North Olmsted, OH
Department Name: North Olmsted Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Anonymous
Location: North Olmsted, OH
Department Name: North Olmsted Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Bayshore Veterinary Hospital
Locations & Department Names:
Hazlet, NJ - North Centerville Fire Co
Holmdel, NJ - Holmdel Fire & Rescue #2
Keyport, NJ - Keyport Fire Dept
Middletown, NJ - Middletown #1 Fire Co
Union Beach, NJ - Union Beach Hose Fire Co #1
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Sponsor: Lake Dalecarlia GFWC
Location: Lowell, IN
Department Name: Lake Dalecarlia Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Rosalind & Albert Karel
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Department Name: Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station 56
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Olcott Ladies Auxiliary
Location: Newfane, NY
Department Name: Olcott Fire Co
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Amissville, VA
Department Name: Amissville Vol. Fire & Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Rose Hill High School Class of 1975 In Memory of Classmate Lynn Knight Marker
Location: Haysville, KS
Department Name: Sedgwick County Fire Dept #34
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Ashland, WI
Department Name: Ashland Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Martha Haylor & Sally Walker
Location: Victoria, BC
Department Name: Metchosin Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Audubon Park, NJ
Department Name: Audubon Park Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Greensburg, PA
Department Name: Greensburg Fire Dept K-9 Unit
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wag’N O2 Fur Life Halloween Pet Safety Warning for 2014

For pets, Halloween exerts a lot of strange, non-natural and abnormal behavior, attitudes, smells, food and clothing. As much fun as the holiday is, pet parents need to be mindful of
certain hazards that may have a devastating effect on their pet’s health. Wag'N O2 Fur Life encourages pet parents to create a Halloween safety plan.
The safety plan should include extra precautions needed for protecting your family, trick-or-
treaters, and the pets. Every year, hundreds of pets become frightened by noises and
strangers and ran outdoors during the "trick or treating" activities. It is best for dogs to get a long walk during day light prior to zombies, Anna Frozen and Slenderman look-alike start invading the streets.

Pets may be scared or spooked by the noise and strange looks of new oddly dressed strangers and may choose to bark aggressively, jump on, bite or bolt out the front door. All that while trying to defend or out of fear.

Wag’N O2 Fur Life cautions that open doors will provide for escape routes, children to scare and chase pets, as well as hazardous treats. Wag’N O2 Fur Life recommends pets are kept in an enclosed room away from the racket, crated, or in a dog pen hindering access to the home’s main entrance.

Whether the pet goes out or stays confined at home there will be many chances for it to run off or try too. All pets should wear up-to-date pet tags and be micro chipped before guests and/or trick-or-treaters start showing up. If for any reason the pet escapes and gets lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can increase the chances the pet will be swiftly reunited with its family. Owners of black cats should consider keeping their cats inside starting one week prior to Halloween to protect them against people that may want to snatch them for strange practical jokes.

Trick or treating with dogs is not recommended for most pet parents. Some normally sociable pets may get spooked. Should the pet parents choose to dress up their pet, the costume needs to be fitted comfortably ensuring that the pet can see and breathe well. If the costume includes a face mask, there should be no lose hanging parts that may be ingested and areas near the snout and mouth need to allow for easy breathing and drinking.

Inside the home, dog tails can knock over candles. Keep candles, jack-o-lanterns, decorations and ornaments out of reach of both pets and small children. Halloween lights can cause digestive upsets or electrocution if swallowed, while electrical cords can cause electrocution if chewed.

Children and adults in your household should be reminded of how dangerous candy and chocolate can be to pets. Bromamine, found in chocolate is extremely toxic to dogs. Leaving unsupervised pets with chew toys such as raw hides, bones, pig ears and greenies is not recommended as pets may choke on them and the lack of supervision may be deadly to the pet. Candies containing the artificial sweetener Xylitol can be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of Xylitol sweetener can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar, leading to lack of coordination, seizures, low blood sugar and liver failure within hours. Xylitol is found in candy and gum. Other hazardous foods and items include tin foil, cellophane candy wrappers, meat strings, toothpicks, cookie dough, cooked bones and alcohol.

As the Spider Dog videos has trended over 3 million views online Wag’N O2 Fur Life cautions pet parents thinking about making their own adaptation that the video, although intricate and funny, was extensively edited, filmed in a foreign country, nowhere near busy roads or busy residential neighborhoods but most of all none of the prank victims took physical action against the dog/spider. Please do NOT put your dog in that situation as in this country we do have leash laws, way more traffic and armed law enforcement and civilians. People scared to that level, are liable to overact and either kick, attack, ram or otherwise seek to harm that scary creature especially if the pranksters do not sound the alarm soon enough to reveal the prank.

Once the trick - or - treaters are gone, pets can be rewarded with short walks, few treats and some TLC. Late night walkers must remain cautious of sneaky humans spooking pets and passersby as well as left -over- goodies on sidewalks.

Wag’N O2 Fur Life highly recommends pet parents keep important life saving phone numbers both in their cell phone registry and displayed on paper copy in a prominent well traveled area of the residence.

Important numbers include their emergency veterinarian's phone number, the ASPCA Poison Control Center Number (888) 426-4435 and the Regular Poison Control Number (800)222-1222.

Unlike many other holidays, Wag’N O2 Fur Life reminds pet parents that human logic is not common pet sense! Awareness and caution will keep tails wagging this holiday season.

Departments That Received Pet Oxygen Masks in October 2014

We are hereby listing orders placed during the month. We have no control over when the kits are distributed by sponsors and/or implemented by departments.

Sponsor: Tree Towns Boxer Club
Locations & Department Names:
Benton Harbor, MI - Benton Charter Township Fire Dept (2k)
Antioch, IL - Antioch Fire Dept (2k)
Brownstown, IL - Brownstown Fire Dept (2k)
Wilmette, IL - Wilmette Fire Dept (2k)
Hampshire, IL - Hampshire Fire Dept (2k)
Wauconda, IL - Wauconda Fire Dept (1k)
Beecher City, IL - Tri County Fire Dept (3k)
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 14

Sponsor: Nicole, Jake, Bella, and Cooper
Location: Auburn, NH
Department Name: Auburn Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Hamilton/Niagara RCMP Response Team
Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Department Name: Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire & Emergency Services
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Mitzi's Mission
Location: North Collins, NY
Department Name: North Collins Vol Fire Co
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Emma's Mission
Location: Versailles, NY
Department Name: Versailles Vol Fire Co
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Emma's Mission
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
Department Name: WNYEMS
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Sherrie Dodge
Location: Hamburg, NY
Department Name: Lake Shore Vol Fire Co
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Hollywood Park Humane Society
Location: San Antonio, TX
Department Name: Hollywood Park Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Westmoreland County Animal Response Team
Locations & Department Names:
Bovard, PA - Bovard Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Latrobe, PA - Lloydsville Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Youngstown, PA - Youngstown Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Crabtree, PA - Crabtree Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Latrobe, PA - Marguerite Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Greensburg, PA - Dryridge Fire Dept (2kits)
Greensburg, PA - Mutual Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Hostetter, PA - Whitney-Hostetter Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Pleasant Unity, PA - Pleasant Unity Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Belle Vernon, PA - North Belle Vernon Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Belle Vernon, PA - Washington Township Vol Fire Dept (4kits)
Belle Vernon, PA - Belle Vernon Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Apollo, PA - Markle Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Leechburg, PA - Allegheny Township Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Vandergrift, PA - Vandergrift Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
TBD (4kits)
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 30

Sponsor: Anonymous
Location: Valatie, NY
Department Name: Valatie Rescue Squad
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Cavanaugh Pet Hospital
Location: Jackson County, MO
Department Name: Jackson County Fire Depts
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Anonymous
Location: Tucson, AZ
Department Name: Rural Metro Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Branch Vol Fire Dept
Location: McKinney, TX
Department Name: Collin County Animal Services
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: The DaVinci Foundation For Animals
Location: Macomb, MI
Department Name: TBD
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Warrenton, VA
Department Name: Fauquier Co Fire & Emergency
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Nesquehoning, PA
Department Name: Carbon CART
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: The Colony, TX
Department Name: The Colony Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: Bear Creek Twp, PA
Department Name: Bear Creek Buck Twp Amb Assoc
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: Neeses, SC,
Department Name: Pine Hill Vol Fire & Rescue Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: Westover, MD
Department Name: Lower Somerset Co. Ambulance & Rescue Squad
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: Lakeport, CA
Department Name: Lakeport Fire Protection District
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: Gouldsboro, PA
Department Name: Gouldsboro Ambulance Squad
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Karen Goodroad
Location: Eugene, OR
Department Name: Goshen Rural Fire District
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: In Remembrance of Toby and Finster Baldino, Beloved Pets
Location: Lodi, NJ
Department Name: Lodi Fire Prevention Bureau
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Friendswood, TX
Department Name: Friendswood Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Webster, TX
Department Name: Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 6

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Argyle, TX
Department Name: Argyle Fire District
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Brie & William Caffey
Location: Albany, OR
Department Name: Albany Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Ottawa, KS
Department Name: Ottawa City Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Department Purchase
Location: Delmar, NY
Department Name: Delmar-Bethlelem EMS
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Grateful recipient of fire department services
Location: Monticello, GA
Department Name: Jasper County Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Bikers Against Animal Cruelty
Location: DuBois, PA
Department Name: TBD
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Faithful Furry Faces 4-H Dog Club
Locations & Department Names:
New Florence, PA - Clyde Vol Fire Co
Blairsville, PA - Blairsville Vol Fire Dept
Bolivar, PA - Bolivar Vol Fire Co
Black Lick, PA - Black Lick Vol Fire Co
1 kit not yet assigned. Please check back soon.
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 5

Sponsor: The DaVinci Foundation For Animals
Location: Macomb, MI
Department Name: TBD
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter
Location: Pineville, KY
Department Name: Bell County KY Animal Shelter
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter
Location: Pineville, KY
Department Name: Pineville Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Dalmatians 4 Life Project
Location: Napa Valley, CA
Department Name: TBD
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Carol Punteney and Jim Kint
Location: Charleston, SC
Department Name: Charleston County Fire Services
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Mary Ellen Tobias & Nena Sinclair
Location: Charleston, Sc
Department Name: Charleston County Fire Services
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 7

Sponsor: Anonymous
Location: Medford Lakes, NJ
Department Name: Medford Lakes Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Janet Fincannon, Oxygen Masks for Pets
Location: Charleston, SC
Department Name: Charleston Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: Ukiah, CA
Department Name: Medstar Ambulance of Mendocino County, Inc
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 7

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Department Name: City of Niagara Falls Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 4

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
Department Name: Laurel Run Volunteer Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Wag'N O2 Fur Life Fellowship Program
Location: Timberlake, NC
Department Name: Timberlake Fire and Rescue
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 6

Sponsor: Town of Marion
Location: Marion, VA
Department Name: Marion Vol Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Deborah Pollard
Location: Oregon House, CA
Department Name: Dobbins/Oregon House FPD
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Davis Dog Training Club
Location: Winters, CA
Department Name: Winters Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Vaca Valley Stockdog Club
Location: Winters, CA
Department Name: Winters Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Vaca Valley Stockdog Club
Location: Vacaville, CA
Department Name: Vacaville Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Davis Dog Training Club
Location: Vacaville, CA
Department Name: Vacaville Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: Vaca Valley Stockdog Club
Location: Dixon, CA
Department Name: Dixon Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 2

Sponsor: Davis Dog Training Club
Location: Dixon, CA
Department Name: Dixon Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 3

Sponsor: The Animal Guardian Society
Location: Oshawa, ON
Department Name: City of Oshawa Fire Services
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 8

Sponsor: Gordon's Grooming
Location: Plymouth, IN
Department Name: Plymouth Fire Dept
# of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 1

Sponsor: Westmoreland County Animal Response Team
Locations & Department Names:
Latrobe, PA - Latrobe Fire Dept (1kit)
Greensburg, PA - Midway-St. Clair Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
South Greensburg, PA - South Greensburg Fire Dept (2kits)
West Newton, PA - West Newton Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
West Newton, PA - Turkeytown Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
New Stanton, PA - New Stanton Vol Fire Dept (1kit)
Apollo, PA - Markle Vol Fire Dept (2kits)
Vandergrift, PA - Vandergrift Vol Fire Dept #1 (1kit)
Total # of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits: 12

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: 5TH ANNUAL FREE SHIPPING ON ALL SPONSOR AND DEPARTMENT PET OXYGEN MASK PURCHASES


Pet Oxygen Mask Manufacturer to cover sponsor and department purchase shipping costs to help first responders acquire the pet life saving equipment throughout October 2014.

A Virginia-based pet safety organization is making it easier for first responders to keep pets safe this October.
There are 25,947 fire departments and fire protection districts spread out in over 400,000 stations and 78,258 credentialed EMS vehicles in the United States alone. Since its inception in 2008, the O2 Fur Life Program has placed over 6,700 life-saving pet oxygen kits in more than 3100 first responder departments in the United States and Canada.
“For the fifth consecutive year, McCulloch Medical generously offered to cover all UPS Ground shipping costs for direct first responder and sponsor pet oxygen mask kit orders placed between Oct. 1 and midnight, Oct. 31,” said Ines de Pablo, president of Wag’N O2 Fur Life. “This is a great way to save pets and money and raise awareness about this issue during National Fire Safety Awareness Month.”
Pets, like humans, often times need oxygen after an emergency such as a fire. Pet oxygen mask kits include three different size masks that allow oxygen to be administered to animals of any size – from hamster to foal.
“Too many animals get injured and die every year due to preventable fire related emergencies,” de Pablo said. “Incident mitigation, combined with pet oxygen mask kits, can help save countless pet lives.”
O2 Fur Life was created by de Pablo in 2008 when she realized that aftercare of pets rescued from emergencies, such as fires, was something that most first responders weren’t equipped to handle. "Most humans require oxygen after an emergency, and pets are no different", de Pablo said.
A demonstration on how these masks are used may be viewed here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VtEPuHrGJ8
Wag’N O2 Fur Life’s mission is to provide pet oxygen masks to first responders across North America to help them save animal lives following structural fires. Thanks to the generous contribution from the pet oxygen mask manufacturer, McCulloch Medical, the organization will be able to offer free shipping in observance of National Fire Safety Awareness Month. The organization is seeking community support to get pet oxygen mask kits in the hands of rescuers this fall season “because the pet's life they save may be your own,” de Pablo said. Kit prices vary from $80 to $90 based on quantity acquired by generous sponsors.

Each Wag’N O2 Fur Life kit includes:
3 oxygen masks - 1 small, 1 medium and 1 large
3 oxygen air tubes -1 for each mask, 22 mm diameter
1 Wag'N O2 Fur Life Carry Bag for easy storage, mobility and small animal restraint
1 Laminated instruction sheet which includes the ABCs of CPR for cats and dogs
1 Kennel lead for animal restraint and control
2 Animal incident report (AIR) forms for first responders
1 Pet rescue notice form provided in electronic format
1 PowerPoint presentation provided in electronic format
2 "Pet Oxygen Masks On Board" decals (to display on vehicle or at station)
1 Wag'N Instructional DVD (“Pets Need Oxygen Too")

About Wag’N O2 Fur Life
Wag'N O2 Fur Life is an educational and public safety organization dedicated to providing pet oxygen masks to first responders across North America to help them save animal lives following structural fires. For more information, or to order a kit, please visit http://www.PetOxygenMasks.org