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Pet Oxygen Masks Save Pet Lives – Success Stories

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2017 at 12:51 PM
Pet Oxygen Mask Save Pet Lives! We know that. 
Here is a list of all the pet oxygen mask rescues

Please note that in some cases the old links were removed from our Facebook page because they were either replaced or deleted by the issuing news media outlet. In most of these instances, video remain online (ref, Facebook links). 
The list here below was taken from our Facebook Page Feed. These are only pet oxygen masks rescue stories we are aware of. If you know of more articles, please use the comment section here below to send us the title, date and link to article.
10/5/2017 – Dartford kitchen fire sees pets rescued with specialist oxygen masks (UK)

10/1/2017 – Dog likely started house fire that killed three pets

9/29/2017 – Washington firefighters give dog a breath of life

9/14/2017 – West Thurston firefighters rescue 2 unconscious dogs from house fire

9/4/2017 – Pet owner, 5 animals rescued from Dix Hills fire; 1 cat killed

7/20/2017  – California firefighters revive unresponsive dog saved from house fire

6/20/2017 – Tampa firefighters save family’s cat with donated oxygen mask

6/16/2017 – Oxygen mask saves pet’s life

6/4/2017 – Dog was ‘barely breathing, gasping’ when firefighters pulled him out

5/11/2017 –  Special oxygen masks revive 2 cats after Dayton’s Bluff blaze

4/17/2017 – Saving Nalah

3/24/2017 – Hero firefighter saves pup with mouth-to-snout
Same story in US Media
C-P-Arf: Firefighter uses mouth-to-snout to bring dog ‘back from the dead’

3/8/2017 –  Firefighters use pet oxygen masks following Indianapolis house fire

3/2/2017 – Family escapes, firefighters rescue dog after suspicious house fire 

1/17/2017 – Great DC EMS Fire Rescue. Here are a couple of links of the department’s attempt at rescuing the 3-year-old Italian sheepdog, named Cesare.
Working on resuscitating the dog
Providing additional care
K9 getting rushed to veterinary office
Media coverage of the rescue can be found at


10/19/2016 – Pet oxygen masks put to use for the first time

10/12/2016 –  Ala. Firefighters Use Pet Oxygen Mask to Revive Kitten After House Fire

9/29/2016 – Toledo firefighters save dog trapped in a burning home

9/29/2016 – First pet rescue using pet oxygen mask

9/14/2016 – Firefighters rescue dog from house fire in Henderson near Lake Mead and Warm Springs Road

9/8/2016 – Firefighters Revive Unresponsive Cat Pulled From House Fire With Tiny Oxygen Mask

9/7/2016 – Tiniest Puppies Saved From Barn Fire By Kind Firefighters

8/29/2016 – Firefighters work to save cat from Santee house fire

8/14/2016 – Pocatello firefighters save kittens from burning apartment 

8/12/2016Pet Oxygen Masks Save Two Dogs’ Lives During House Fire

8/11/2016 – Woman taken to hospital after her dog causes flat fire in Browning Road, Dartford

7/13/2016 – Firefighters revive unconscious dog with pet oxygen mask

7/12/2016 – Pony treated with oxygen mask after road accident

6/2/2016 – Howland first responders save pets after house fire
6/1/2016 – Sheerness: Two dogs receive oxygen therapy after one of them is thought to have caused a kitchen fire in Medway Road

5/23/2016 – Donated pet oxygen masks help firefighters save 5 cats

4/21/2016 – Two cats rescued from apartment fire on Dallas Road

4/15/2016 –  33 dogs are rescued from blaze in Florida ‘hoarder house’ by firefighters with pet oxygen masks

4/14/2016 – Pet Cat Saved By New Fire Equipment

3/2/2016 – Columbus (IN) firefighters rescue 18 Pets from fire

2/12/2016 –  Watch Belmont Firefighters Save Dog, Cat With Tiny Pet Oxygen Mask

2/8/2016 – Vancouver firefighters rig oxygen mask to save unconscious dog after house fire
Owner feared the worst as pet was being revived on lawn of Venables Street dwelling

2/5/2016 – MWC Firefighters Bring Cat Back To Life

1/25/2016 – Virginia Firefighters Help Save Puppies by Giving Them Oxygen


12/22/2015 – Unusual Christmas tree fire in Marysville likely caused by cats

11/18/2015 – Firefighters use pet oxygen mask to save dog caught in house fire
Facebook video at

8/19/2015 – Port Alberni Fire Dept rescues puppies
Facebook video at

8/17/2015 – Firefighters save house, seven cats in Ephraim

8/5/2015 – Special oxygen mask helped save dog stuck in Totowa burning house

7/24/2015 – Pet oxygen mask saves life of Ashland woman’s pet
Smoke from residence fire nearly claims the life of Lily the cat

7/14/2015 – CSPCA donation of pet oxygen masks helped save 21 dogs in Lawrence, Kansas fire

3/27/2015 – Firefighters revive 2 cats with pet oxygen masks after Bradenton house fire


9/29/2014 – Pet oxygen masks credited in saving NLV dogs in fire
Facebook video at

6/30/2014 – Rescuers Save ‘Soldier’ The Cat With CPR Using A Tiny Oxygen Mask
Facebook video at

3/29/2014 – Late Night House Fire in Evansville

4/1/2014 – Downtown San Diego fire kills 1 dog, displaces 20 people
Facebook video at


12/2/2013 – Dog revived, people displaced after Great Falls, Va. house fire

10/29/2013 – New Donated Pet Oxygen Mask Helps Save Dog From Fire
Facebook video at

10/28/2013 – Firefighters save dog with help of donated pet oxygen mask
Facebook video at

10/23/2013 – Two chihuahuas rescued from Bowie house fire

9/23/2013 – Saving pets part of the job for Boise firefighters
Facebook video at

8/25/2013 – Kitten Revived by Firefighters is Reunited with His Family
Facebook video at

6/14/2013 – Pet Masks Used By Sioux City Fire and Rescue

5/14/2013 – Dog rescued in Xenia house fire
Facebook video available at

5/2/2013 – Two dogs caught in apartment fire rescued by firefighters

3/28/2013 – Margate Oxygen Mask Saves Cat in Bay County
Facebook video at

3/27/2013 – Tampa firefighters resuscitate two dogs after house fire

3/19/2013 – Fire displaces Oakland family; responders revive pet dog found in closet of home

3/1/2013 – Puppies Saved with Invisible Fence Project Breathe™ Pet Oxygen Masks
Facebook video at

2/25/2013 – Pet oxygen masks donated to Level VFC
Facebook video at

1/19/2013 – Elyria dog rescued from burning home resuscitated with pet oxygen mask
Facebook video at

1/16/2013 – Paramedic revives and saves cat suffering from smoke inhalation

1/9/2013 – Family dog rescued by Savannah firefighters
Facebook video at

1/3/2013 – Cola the Dog Saved in Lima, OH
The article link was disabled. Here is the text we were able to recover.
[In Lima, Ohio, a house fire broke out the morning of January 3, 2013. An adult occupant escaped from an upstairs room, but the family dog Cola hid in the basement. Nearly fifteen minutes after firefighters started attacking the fire in the freezing cold, they discover the dog-apparently lifeless-and bring her upstairs and out onto the snow. Luckily, the Lima Fire Department had been the recipient of a gift: pet oxygen masks, made to fit the long snouts of dogs and other pets. Firefighters worked on Cola for nearly five minutes, giving her oxygen, until she started breathing again. Her emotional owner, anxiously watching nearby, cried tears of relief and gratitude.
The house fire was caught on video; toward the end, near the 16:00 minute mark, you can see the firefighters bringing Cola out of the house and laying her on the snow to start resuscitation efforts. Unfortunately the video does not extend to her successful recovery.
DAH partnered with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association to purchase pet oxygen mask kits for 4 local fire departments – Delphos, Lima, American Township, and Spencerville. The kits were acquired through the Wag’N O2 Fur Life Program in September and 2 more were acquired just a few days ago.


10/23/2012 – Firefighters Resuscitate a 17-Year-Old Cat,,20641689,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&

10/18/2012 – Special equipment crucial in helping firemen save pets

9/8/2012 – FL firefighters save Chihuahuas & a cat with oxygen masks

5/18/2012 – Donated pet oxygen masks let Canton firefighters save dog’s life

5/2/2012 – Pet masks save dogs in Barre house fire

4/3/2012 – Firefighters Rescue, Revive 20 Dogs from House Fire


9/11/2011 – Payette FD saves family pets thanks to new masks

8/31/2011 – Buffalo Grove House Fire on Farrington and Springside; 1 Family Dog Rescued, Second Dog Dies
Facebook video at

6/7/2011 – German shepherd saved by firefighters

3/6/2011 – Family Dog Saved by First Responders

7/4/2010 – Puppy rescued from fire in Norfolk’s Ocean View
[orginal WTKR link no longer available]

7/1/2010 – Firefighters Resuscitate Pets After Home Fire

1/7/2010 – Hope in a time of crisis

1/6/2010 – String of fires prompt safety reminders

12/31/2009 – North Charleston fire leaves 6 families homeless

12/24/2009 – Firefighters rescue, resuscitate dog found in burning Clearwater home

2/16/2009 – Allentown 4th St House Fire w/Pet Rescue
Facebook video at

Another great resource we found can be found On Pinterest, see

Saving Nalah – An Easter Miracle

In Uncategorized on April 28, 2017 at 11:45 AM

And this ladies and gentlemen is why we do what we do. It is nearly impossible to put into words the gratitude and utter relief a pet parent can feel when their best friend is saved against all odds. This short video portrays the greatness of the human spirit in its ability and willingness to come through for another living being in distress. So we want to take this opportunity to thank EVERY sponsor who saw the need for this equipment and EVERY first responder who put their lives on the line every day and can make miracles like this happen by simply agreeing to carry this pet life saving equipment and use it when needed. We are very grateful to Erik Swanson from York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services and Animal Emergency and Referral Center of York for saving Nalah’s life. We also want to send specials wags out those involved in creating this video for truly capturing the message we strive to convey with our initiative. THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS MIRACLE HAPPEN. 

Semper Wag’N. The O2 Fur Life Team (Ines, Gypsy, Mayday & Che)

Click HERE to access the York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services (in York, PA) Facebook page

 Video below – Video credit to Jason Plotkin