Pet resuscitation kits donated to Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service by Smokey Paws include pet oxygen masks.
It is the latest recipient of the animal masks with in Amesbury, Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Swindon stations.
Smokey Paws is a not-for-profit organisation providing life-saving pet oxygen masks fire services throughout the UK.
The conical animal masks provide more effective administration of oxygen to pets, and 90% of the oxygen reaches the pet via the specialised masks; only 10% of the oxygen from human masks gets inhaled by injured animals. The masks can be used on most household pets, including dogs, cats and even snakes and hamsters.
“We’re really pleased that our life saving kits are now being used by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Smokey Paws was started to try and help firefighters to save pets and the only way we can donate these life-saving kits is through public donations,” said Lynn Carbury from Smokey Paws.
The charity has been distributing the masks nationally since 2015. Donations to provide more masks can be made at Smokeypaws.co.uk.
Station Manager Andy Cole said: “We would like to thank everybody who has donated these specialist kits to our crews across the service. We know the important role pets play and these kits give us the best chance to save even the smallest members of the family.”