Project Breathe presents local fire departments with pet oxygen masks

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ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) -- Project Breathe presented some local fire departments with pet saving devices at the Altoona Emergency Services Building.

In total, 12 fire departments from around the Chippewa Valley will receive oxygen masks.

The oxygen mask fits over the nose of animal to help save them from smoke inhalation.

Invisible Fence Brand Project Breathe is working to increase the number of pets saved from fires.

"I think it's something that's going to be utilized now that they have it and it's going to make their job easier and it's certainly going to save pets lives so it's really rewarding," said Eau Claire Animal Hospital Veterinarian Dr. Jodi Bohl.

To date, Project Breathe says it's donated more than 6,000 kits, which equates to nearly 19,000 masks.

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