Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

In Bloomingdale, firefighters had to use an adult oxygen mask [on a dog] that was not designed for pets, which adds to the animal’s stress and leaves the owner frantic.

The Bloomingdale Fire Protection District [recently] welcomed a donation of masks specifically meant to fit around a snout and administer oxygen to a pet struggling to breath.

Invisible Fence of Chicagoland donated two kits that the district will keep on apparatus at its two stations. With the help of a veterinarian, firefighters were trained how to use the mask on a dog.

Through a program called Project Breathe, the company has provided more than 10,000 kits to fire stations across the country and Canada. Earlier this month, Wheaton firefighters received the devices.

Fire departments can complete forms seeking the kits at Invisiblefence.com/O2.

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