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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Oxygen Masks Donated to Cocoa Fire to Help Save Pet Lives

Sophie demonstrating the use of the pet oxygen mask

Invisible Fence of Florida is donating life-saving pet oxygen masks to the Cocoa Fire Department on behalf of Invisible Fence Brand’s Project Breathe Program.  

Each year, it’s estimated that more than 40,000 pets die in fires, most succumbing to smoke inhalation.  The reality in most cases is that first responders lack the equipment to resuscitate and save these animals.  Programs like Project Breathe are addressing this issue.

Since the Project Breathe Program’s inception in 2006, more than 25,000 masks have been donated to first responders across the U.S. and Canada, including hundreds of masks in Florida.  

“The Project Breathe™ Program goal is simple,” said Ed Hoyt, Director of Invisible Fence. “We want to ensure that every fire department and rescue unit across the U.S. and Canada are equipped with life-saving pet oxygen masks.” 

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Invisible Fence of Florida made the donation presentation to Cocoa Fire Chief, Gene Prince and the Cocoa Fire Department.  The Department is now equipped to deal with emergencies involving pets.  

Invisible Fence is a pioneer in the pet containment industry whose mission it is to provide safe boundaries inside and outside of the home.  They have been in business since 1973.  

Fire Chief Gene Prince, Mayor Jake Williams, City Manager John Titkanich and others in front of the Group photos in front of the pet oxygen mask donationSophie demonstrating the use of the pet oxygen maskRepresentative from Invisible Fence with Cocoa Fire Chief Gene PrinceSticker to place on firetrucks stating that there are pet oxygen masks on boardSmall, medium and large pet oxygen masks donated by Invisible Fence

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