The fire department and other first responders are often called upon to help out family pets, but oxygen masks developed specifically for animals are not standard equipment on their trucks. We decided to get involved after we spoke with some first responders who rushed affected pets into our facility.
TVRH, along with the non-profit group Avalo, teamed up with the Durham veterinary community for this fund-raising project - almost every veterinary clinic in Durham participated! As the result of the generosity of Durham residents, we were able to make these masks available to help save lives.
Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital was thrilled to be able to present 30 sets of oxygen masks to the Durham Fire Department, more than enough to equip all 23 of their trucks.