Fire trucks on the Saanich Peninsula are now equipped with oxygen resuscitation masks specially designed to fit pets, thanks to our dog training club.

With the approval of the fire chiefs in North Saanich, Central Saanich and Sidney, NOSA purchased the pet oxygen mask kits as part of their community outreach program. The kits were delivered to the fire departments Jan. 22.

With small, medium and large masks in each kit, firefighters are able to treat a variety of animals of different sizes: dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, rabbits and others.

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