Donation ensures pet safety in Melfort

By Clark Stork
December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

Prince Albert woman has made a donation ensuring pet safety in Melfort.

Paws Here Dog Training owner Amy Locke donated two, three mask kits to the Melfort Fire Department. The masks fit dogs and cats, and come in a variety of sizes. The masks are equipped to hook up to oxygen tanks simillar to one a human would use.

Fire Chief Paul See said the oxygen mask kits are important to their operation.

“They are nice to have, especially these days. People are pretty attached to their pets,” he said.

Locke, along with other dog trainers, researched what fire departments had to possibly save or revive animals. The group went into action after a British Columbia based trainer lost seven of nine dogs in a fire. Locke said pets are very much part of families.

“It’s really important to us if they are in an emergency that the departments are equipped to help them too,” she said.

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