Mendon Fire stationOn May 23, 2016, The Rochester division of Project Breathe will meet with members of the Mendon Fire Department to demonstrate and donate pet oxygen mask kits. In addition to donating two kits, Project Breathe will train and demonstrate on how to properly use the masks.

“We are in the business of saving pets lives,” said Tony Hettinger, Invisible Fence® Brand of Upstate NY owner and director of Project Breathe. “Equipping fire departments in the Rochester area with pet oxygen mask kits is another way for us to do that.”

Project Breathe has donated pet oxygen mask kits to departments all over upstate New York area.

It is estimated that around 100,000 pets die each year in house fires, most due to smoke inhalation. Project Breathe was created by Invisible Fence® Brand to reduce these numbers. Project Breathe is a non profit organization that donates pet oxygen mask kits to local fire departments throughout the U.S. and Canada. Invisible Fence® Brand of Upstate NY and Invisible Fence® Brand of Buffalo-Niagara donate 3% of all sales to fund Project Breathe. Donations are also made possible by a Charitable Gift fund, where people can donate directly to Project Breathe

The goal of Project Breathe since its creation in 2007 is to equip every fire department in the U.S. and Canada with pet oxygen mask kits. To date over 9,500 mask kits have been donated to departments throughout the country. These lifesaving pet oxygen mask kits have saved the lives of over 10,000 animals and the number continues to rise.


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