Wednesday, December 1, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Pets Breathe Easier with Holiday Donations to Fire and Rescue Departments

Petplan pet insurance donates Wag’N pet oxygen kits, seeks other departments in need

Philadelphia, December 1, 2010 – This holiday season, fire and rescue departments across the country will receive free pet oxygen mask kits to help pets recover from smoke inhalation suffered during home fires. To date, 26 emergency responders have been selected and others are being encouraged to apply for the remaining kits. The donation by Petplan pet insurance is the result of a national campaign with Wag’N Enterprises to raise awareness of pet fire safety.

In addition to offering free rescue window alerts for pets, Petplan joined forces with Wag’N to take their ongoing safety initiative one step further. For every 100 pet rescue alerts created through November 30, Petplan pledged a Wag’N O2 Fur Life mask kit to an organization in need of this pet-saving equipment.
During the campaign, nearly 4,000 pet rescue alerts were created, yielding a donation of 40 pet oxygen kits. Fire and rescue departments interested in receiving a free oxygen mask kit should contact by December 31.
In time for the holidays, pet oxygen kits will be sent to 26 fire and rescue departments in: California, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. However, emergency responders in all states are encouraged to apply. To view a full list of donation recipients, visit
“Petplan is dedicated to the health and well-being of pets. We are thrilled to be able to assist pets, concerned pet owners, and fire and rescue departments nationwide,” said Natasha Ashton, co-founder of Petplan pet insurance.
Motivated by fire-related injury claims, Petplan launched their pet rescue window alert campaign in 2008 to help save more pets in emergencies. Their rescue alert is the only one that can be customized to feature a pet’s photo, name, and potential hiding spots to help expedite rescue. 
To help keep pets safe during the holidays and all year long, free pet rescue alerts are available on Petplan’s website (
About Petplan
Petplan is America’s #1 rated pet insurance company, offering comprehensive accident and illness health insurance for dogs and cats. Petplan is the only pet health insurance provider to cover all hereditary and congenital conditions for the life of the pet without dollar limits per condition. For more information, visit or call 1-866-467-3875.
Wag’N Enterprises offers pet parents and first responders the necessary gear, supplies and training to effectively mitigate, prepare and respond to emergencies that impact pet health and safety. For more information, visit or call 703-787-WAGN.
Media Contact          
Jennifer Schulz
Menagerie Co.

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