“It is three different sizes of oxygen masks that are built for pets so it covers their muzzle area better and gets oxygen to them better if they’re ever in a stressed situation, whether it’s smoke from a fire or if they’re in a car accident,” Office Manager and Owner of Northeast B.C. Realty, Theresa Mucci-Rodgers said.
Mucci-Rodgers says the oxygen masks most fire departments use on pets is that of a child’s mask, which can’t administer the oxygen properly given the larger mouths of some domesticated animals.
Ron Rodgers Northeast B.C. Realty is no stranger to donating their time to animals in need, as Mucci-Rodgers explains all the different initiatives they’ve undertaken, including caring for stray cats and dogs until a suitable home is found.
Mucci-Rodgers goes on to say she got the idea from another group, whose mission was to deliver these oxygen kits to every fire department in the Okanogan.
Fire Chief Fred Burrows says he’s always appreciative when locals want to lend a hand.
“We love it when we have corporate people in town, or small business, that support our activities and we’re more than happy to work with them and do what we can to support them.”
Ron Rodgers Northeast B.C. Realty is also donating the same oxygen kit to the fire departments of Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, Pouce Coupe, Taylor and Charlie Lake.