Skip to main content

Fire Crews Receive Donated Kits to Resuscitate Pets

August 04, 2012

San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch

Pet Food Express and Whole Foods distribute special equipment to fire departments in Marin.

Pet Food Express in Mill Valley donated resuscitation kits specifically designed for pets to Marin County fire departments Saturday, a store official said.

A month-long fundraiser by the store, as well as the Whole Foods on East Blithedale Avenue in Mill Valley, resulted in the donation of 44 kits, according to Pet Food Express officials.

Prior to the donation Saturday, most of the county's fire departments were not equipped with the kits.

Marin County fire departments will put the kits on their fire engines, according to officials.

Michael Levy, Pet Food Express' founder and a Mill Valley resident, said he believes the kits will help save pets.

"This is a great way for us to help pets and the community at the same time," he said in a statement. "It could be someday that your pet, or my pet, will need this kit."

Each kit costs $100 and includes three sizes of oxygen masks, oxygen supply lines, a rescue leash, decals and instructions.

— Bay City News Service

Pet Photos with Santa
Pet Photos with Santa

Annual Santa Photos with proceeds supporting local rescues and shelters. Find locations near you

Community Veterinary Clinic

VIP PetCare provides affordable veterinary care for pet lovers every weekend. You can bring your dog or cat to get vaccines, heartworm and fecal tests, pet microchip I.D.s, de-worming services, and more. More about services

Community Veterinary Clinic
Get some good eats.
Get some good eats.

Finding the right diet for your dog or cat can often be a difficult task. We want to help simplify this search by providing key characteristics that correspond to your pet's needs. Online Food Finder

Follow Us: