Palm Beach Fire Rescue now equipped with pet oxygen masks

Published: May. 7, 2014 at 7:35 PM EDT
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - On Tuesday night, a local pet organization took the rescue of animals one step further and created the "Loxahatchee Lost and Found Pets". This is a fund to make sure local fire department vehicles will be equipped with pet oxygen masks.

They presented Palm Beach County fire rescue with 20 masks. This followed the rescue of Marshmallow, a dog saved from a fire in Greenacres on Monday.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Pets Coordinator, Aaron Turner states, "We actually find more animals I think as victims in the house fires than we do people. So getting these on every single truck for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is really going to help out a lot."

Elizabeth Accomando, a member of the Loxahatchee Lost and Found Pets organization says, "If we can continue to find and keep it growing, we'd like to extend even further into the county."

If you want to find out how you can help or donate, please visit the "Loxahatchee Lost and Found Pets" Facebook page. 

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