Osseo Couple donates Life-Saving Pet Masks
Pets are a part of the family, and in a fire emergency they are just as vulnerable to smoke inhalation as humans. Thanks to some generous Osseo residents, the fire department has some new tools to help in their toolbox to help save pets.
“[The volunteers] reached out to inquire if we had pet masks,” says Osseo fire Chief Mike Phenow. “We didn’t have them previously. The couple generously donated them to the fire department.”
The couple who donated the masks bought them from Wag’n O2 Fur Life. The organization has a mission to get pet masks in every fire department in the country. The new equipment increases the chances of pets living if they were ever to inhale too much smoke in a fire emergency.
“Before, we could attempt to use the masks that we have for humans,” says Chief Phenow. “Those masks just aren’t made for pets and so they wouldn’t be as effective. These will save pets lives.”
About the Masks
The masks come in three different sizes so they can save any type of animal the department might encounter. While cost may have only been 90 dollars, the fire department says having people show concern for the things they need is inspiring.
“It’s a huge benefit, “added Chief Phenow. “It’s great for the city to have people that do care. We know they want to help us achieve our mission of preserving the life and property of the residents in town.”
The fire department haven’t used the masks yet, but having them makes them ready for any situation.