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Fundraising Underway to Outfit Surrey Fire Trucks with Thirty Pet Oxygen Mask Sets

Fundraising Underway to Outfit Surrey Fire Trucks with Thirty Pet Oxygen Mask Sets

Fundraising Underway to Outfit Surrey Fire Trucks with Thirty Pet Oxygen Mask Sets

The Happy Dogs Legacy Campaign is proud to announce it has a second round of fundraising underway to purchase 100 new pet oxygen mask sets, thirty of which will go to Surrey Fire Halls. This next round of fundraising comes on the heels of a successful campaign in 2016, where $40,000 was raised to buy 328 pet oxygen mask sets that were sent to fire halls across BC, at no cost to each hall/department.

The campaign to ensure all BC fire halls had pet oxygen mask sets began in June of 2016, after a Burnaby house fire in late May took the lives of seven dogs and two cats. The dog sport and pet community was so profoundly impacted that Happy Dogs Legacy was established to ensure something positive came from the tragic event and after learning that life-saving pet oxygen masks are not a mandatory piece of equipment on every fire truck in BC. Calls began to municipal and volunteer halls to gauge interest and the campaign was met with a very enthusiastic response; with 95 fire districts expressing interest in receiving the kits. A PetFundr page was created and several other initiatives including an online auction were held to raise the needed funds.

“We are so excited to see the pet oxygen mask sets donated last year already saving pet lives across BC and are very glad that Surrey Fire is interested in receiving this important equipment from the Fund,” said Happy Dogs Legacy Team Member Elisha McCallum. “Our goal is to outfit all of the halls we’ve received 100 new requests from and need to raise $15,000 to ensure we meet the needs of Surrey and other communities around BC.”

The pet oxygen mask kits are acquired through the Wag’N 02 Fur Life Program’s Pet Oxygen Mask Initiative, a North American distributor for McCulloch Medical™. Each kit includes a set of three oxygen masks in various sizes, tubing to connect masks to oxygen supply, a training DVD, hints and tips sheet, kennel lead for on scene animal handling, useful reporting forms, laminated instructions, educational materials and pet oxygen masks on board stickers, all inside a carry bag.  The pet oxygen masks include a two-year manufacturer’s warranty. To ensure longevity and the utmost standard of care, Happy Dogs Legacy will ensure fire halls are connected with local veterinarians should additional training on their use be requested.

If you are interested in making a donation to this campaign, please visit the Happy Dogs Legacy Pet Oxygen Masks for BC Firehalls website at: http://www.happydogslegacy.com/donate-now-1.html  

About Happy Dogs Legacy

Happy Dogs Legacy, founded in June of 2016, is an initiative started by BC pet owners to outfit all fire trucks in the province with pet oxygen mask sets. The project was born to create legacy out of tragedy after a Lower Mainland area fire claimed the lives of seven dogs and two cats. Happy Dogs Legacy is an ongoing initiative partnering with Wag’N 02 Fur Life and will continue to work to ensure all fire halls in BC have access to this valuable life-saving piece of equipment. www.happydogslegacy.com

List of Communities/Fire Halls Who Received Pet Oxygen Mask Sets from Happy Dogs Legacy in 2016
Fire halls not on this list who would like mask sets are encouraged to contact Happy Dogs Legacy directly.

  • Abbotsford Fire Department – 5 sets
  • Balfour Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department – 4 sets
  • Burnaby Fire Department – 12 sets
  • Castlegar Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Chemainus Hall Fire Department – 1 set
  • Coquitlam Fire Department – 11 sets
  • Courtenay (City) Fire Department -10 sets
  • Crescent Valley Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Dawson Creek Fire Rescue – 2 sets
  • Elk Valley South Country Fire & Rescue – 8 sets
  • Esquimalt Fire Department – 1 set
  • Fort Nelson/N.Rockies Regional Fire Dept– 4 sets
  • Harrison Hot Springs Fire Department – 1 set
  • Kaleden Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Kaslo Fire Department – 4 sets
  • Lake Country Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Lantzville (District) Fire and Rescue – 3 sets
  • Maple Bay Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Mesachie Lake Volunteer Fire  – 2 sets
  • Mill Bay Fire Department – 5 sets
  • Nelson Fire Department -3 sets
  • North Vancouver City Fire Dept – 3 sets
  • Otter Point Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Pass Creek Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Peachland Fire Department – 1 set
  • Port Alberni Fire Departments – 7 sets
  • Port Hardy Fire Department – 4 sets
  • Qualicum Beach Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Riondel Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Saanich Fire Department – 4 sets
  • Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue – 8 sets
  • Savary Island Fire – 2 sets
  • Shawnigan Lake Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Slocan Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Dept – 2 sets
  • Tarrys Fire Department – 4 sets
  • Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Vernon Fire Rescue – 4 sets
  • Whistler Fire Rescue Service – 7 sets
  • Williams Lake Fire Department – 5 sets
  • Winlaw Fire Department – 1 set
  • Yahk Fire Department – 1 set
  • Ashcroft Fire Rescue – 3 sets
  • Beasley Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Blewett Volunteer Fire Department – 4 sets
  • Cariboo Fire Departments – 7 sets
  • Central Saanich Volunteer Fire – 4 sets
  • Colwood Fire Rescue – 2 sets
  • Comox Fire Rescue – 2 sets
  • Cowichan Area Fire Departments – 18 sets
  • Creston Fire Rescue – 1 sets
  • Elkford (District) Fire Rescue – 1 set
  • Enderby & District Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Fernie (City) Fire and Emergency Services – 2 sets
  • Grand Forks Fire Department – 6 sets
  • Highlands (District) Fire Department – 5 sets
  • Kamloops Fire Rescue – 10 sets
  • Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Langley Township Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Lumby Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Maple Ridge (City) Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Metchosin Fire Department – 5 sets
  • Nanaimo Fire Department – 1 set
  • Nelson North Shore Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Ooteschenia Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Parksville Fire Department – 9 sets
  • Passmore Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Pemberton Fire Rescue – 3 sets
  • Port Coquitlam Fire – 2 sets
  • Prince George Fire Rescue Services – 12 sets
  • Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services – 2 sets
  • Robson Fire Department – 3 sets
  • Salmon Arm (City) Fire Department – 4 sets
  • Sasamat Fire Department – 4 sets
  • Seabird Island Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Shirley Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Squamish Fire Department – 6 sets
  • Surrey Fire Rescue – 1 set
  • Terrace (City) Fire Department – 2 sets
  • Tofino Volunteer Fire Department – 3 sets
  • West Vancouver District – 4 sets
  • White Rock Fire Rescue – 2 sets
  • Willis Point Volunteer Fire Department – 3 sets
  • View Royal Fire Rescue – 3 sets
  • Ymir Fire Department – 1 set

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