Tuesday, August 17, 2010



Portland Fire Department Raising Money for Pet Oxygen Masks
By News 13

Story Created: Aug 17, 2010 at 7:00 AM EDT

Story Updated: Aug 17, 2010 at 7:00 AM EDT
The Portland Fire Department, with help from the Portland Downtown District and the Planet Dog Foundation, is trying to raise $3,000 to equip every fire truck in the city with specially made pet oxygen masks.

The masks cost about $40 each and are designed to fit cats and dogs and come in various sizes. The goal is to have every size on every truck.

Fire Chief Fred LaMontagne says the first goal of every firefighter is human safety. But he also says some of the first words out of almost every homeowner's mouth is a plea to save a beloved family pet.


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