Thanks to Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, Langley City and Township and Abbotsford fire departments are now outfitted with pet oxygen mask kits.
On Tuesday, Mountain View Dr. Renee Ferguson was at the Langley City fire hall to provide firefighters with the kits and to train them on how to use them on dogs and cats.
Collectively, the Township of Langley, Abbotsford and City of Langley residents have approximately 83,000 pets.
The kits and the training will help emergency workers save them in the event of a fire.
“This campaign has really captured people’s attention, we’ve had information requests from Vancouver, North Vancouver, Campbell River, Kelowna and Prince George from people wanting to get Pet O2 Masks on their local fire trucks,” said Ferguson’s husband, Matt.
The Fergusons came up with idea to hold a fundraiser in April, offering pet nail trims by donation. The goal was to raise enough money to outfit the Township trucks.
The fundraiser was so successful, with the support of the community, that within two weeks, they had reached their goal.
With the extra funds, they bought kits for surrounding fire departments.