Pets in Paulding County Benefit from Project Paws Alive Donation

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Fire Department to Carry Oxygen Masks Designed for Cats & Dogs

Hiram, Georgia – Today Paulding County Fire & Rescue announced it has received a generous donation of pet oxygen masks from Project Paws Alive. This includes enough supplies to outfit every emergency response vehicle in the county. The masks are specially designed to fit pets, and they will be used for resuscitation after a dog or cat is rescued from a fire.

According to Mrs. Lois Diehl, who spearheaded the fundraising effort, “I couldn’t be happier how this will facilitate life-saving equipment for the pets of Paulding County. As well, I couldn’t be more pleased at how receptive and willing Paulding Fire & Rescue was in working at every step of this fundraiser. There couldn’t be a better example of how our Fire department and local residents have joined together to bring an important service to our community.”

635870598176402734-chihuahua2Chief Joey Pelfrey added, “It is amazing to see such generosity and hard work among citizens in Paulding County. We are gratified to receive this donation and look forward to adding pet oxygen masks to our other emergency medical equipment. Thanks especially to Mrs. Diehl for making this a reality.”

On Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 2:00pm there will be a brief ceremony recognizing all of the donors and to officially place the masks in service. The program will be held at Paulding County Fire Station #2, located at 535 Seaboard Avenue in Hiram, and is open to the public.

About Project Paws Alive: Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that is 100% volunteer based and our mission is to provide vital K9 equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests and first aid field trauma kits to law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K-9s throughout the United States. Project Paws Alive relies solely on donations to provide lifesaving equipment to underfunded agencies. We maintain a waitlist for assistance. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information please visit their web site at: http://projectpawsalive.org/

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Press release by Paulding County Fire & Rescue http://paulding.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4925

Paulding County Fire & Rescue Contact: Steve Mapes Public Information Officer 678-383-3416 steve.mapes@paulding.gov

Two dogs saved by donated Pet Oxygen Mask kit from Project Paws Alive

IMG_5105b“On 12/30/2015 at 7:25am, the York City Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire.  Crews arrived on the scene to find heavy fire showing from two homes and rapidly spreading.  Crews found the occupant who advised everyone was out but his two dogs were still inside.

As crews worked to extinguish the fire, they also searched for and found two Chihuahuas inside the home.  The dogs were removed, one appeared to be alright and the other was in sever distress.  The dog was limp and barley breathing.  Crews grabbed the pet resuscitation mask from Engine 99-2 and along with crews from White Rose Ambulance administrated high flow oxygen.  After approximately 10 minutes of care, the dogs started to respond.

Both dogs were transported to a local emergency veterinarian.  Both dogs have fully recovered and have been reunited with the owner”. –  Chief David Michaels

Watch the video below to view a kit donated by Project Paws Alive being used recently to save two dogs.

Direct video link can also be accessed here if you experience browser issues: http://www.local21news.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/People-dogs-narrowly-escape-York-row-home-fire-246633.shtml)

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Picture credits: Department of Fire/Rescue Services City of York, D. Weissman York Dispatch,  Ted Czech – Daily Record/Sunday News

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Join Project Paws Alive in our mission to provide all first responder agencies with these life saving
Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits.

We rely solely on donations to provide these kits.

Please consider donating today at http://tinyurl.com/PetO2kits

 

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K9 Fire Hero Dogs are also available for purchase in our store.

Giving Tuesday – Helping Working K9s

GT-K9What is #GivingTuesday? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two shopping days for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Please join us and be a part of a new nationwide movement to draw awareness to nonprofits.

Today we ask you to consider purchasing one of our K9 Hero Dogs or making a donation to help provide vital protective equipment to Law Enforcement, Fire, Search & Rescue, and Military K-9s. K9 Units are typically classified as non-essential teams and therefore receive little or no budget. Many are run solely on donations received from nonprofits such as ours, and many of them cannot accept direct donations. They rely on us for items such as K9 first aid kits, bullet and stab-protective K9 vests, K9 cooling vests, K9 heat alarms and more.

Picture1K9 Hero Dogs can be purchased directly on our PPA Shop page and are tax-deductible.

Donations can be made online via our Donate buttons or mailed to our office at Project Paws Alive, 1911 Grayson Highway, Suite 8-158, Grayson, GA 30017.  All donations are tax-deductible as we are registered 501c3 nonprofit and we do participate in corporate matching and grant campaigns.

For other ways to join us, volunteer or help please see our “How You Can Help” page.

On behalf of the Law Enforcement, Fire, Search & Rescue, and Military K-9s benefiting from your support, I wish to extend my sincerest appreciation and invite you to stay connected with us to watch how your contributions are having life-saving effects on the working K9s in your community.

Best Regards,Lakota Kit

Cheryl Allen, President
Project Paws Alive

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Rossmoyne Pet Oxygen Mask Kit Fundraiser

img1Project Paws Alive, a non-profit organization, has joined with presenting sponsor Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center to kick-off its fundraising effort to provide Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits for six Fire/EMS agencies in parts of the Harrisburg, PA area.

The six agencies to receive the equipment consists of West Shore EMS, Fairview Township EMS, Newberrytown EMS, Camp Hill EMS, East Pennsboro and Harrisburg. All vehicles within each agency will receive a Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask kit for a grand total of 50 kits.

Unlike humans who instinctively run out during fires, pets instinctively look for a hiding place to protect them from the fire which results in far too many pets dying each year of smoke asphyxiation. While firemen attempt to get pets safely out of burning structures, they are not able to revive them unless they have the proper equipment — pet oxygen recovery masks.

Cat-fire-1These specially designed animal masks can be used both on conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes.

Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits are not standard equipment for first responders. Most first responder agencies (fire, rescue, EMS) are not permitted to purchase equipment that is not for use on humans. Additionally, many of these agencies have had budget cuts and cannot afford to buy these kits. First responders are not authorized to use equipment that is not on their vehicle which is why it is important that funds be raised to donate these kits.

The Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits to be donated are the highest end kit available. The kit comes with 3 different size masks that can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and more. gasmask_1113728aThese durable polycarbonate masks feature dual vents and a rubber mounted 22mm oxygen adapter enabling unrestricted inhalation and exhalation of air. The masks are reusable and will last for years to come.  Each kit contains three masks of varying sizes, oxygen air tubes for each mask, a laminated instruction sheet for quick reference, a kennel lead for animal restraint & control, 2 animal Incident Report forms, Pet Rescue Notice forms, 2 “Oxygen Masks On Board” decals to display on vehicle or at station, and one reflective carry bag per kit for easy storage, mobility and identification.

Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center in Mechanicsburg, PA will be conducting instructional training for the receiving first responders so that they will understand how to use the mask kits and kennel lead, which mask to use and when, safety protocol on unconscious pets, and CPR for Cats & Dogs.

dogmaskPlease consider donating or becoming a sponsor today.

Our goal is to raise $8,000 to provide this vital equipment.

All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

You may make a donation online directly via the PayPal “Donation” button located below.

In person donations and checks may be dropped off at the Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center at 4930 Ritter Rd, Suite 101, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and include “PA O2 Kits” in the memo line.

Checks and money orders can also be mailed to directly to Project Paws Alive at 1911 Grayson Highway, Suite 8-158, Grayson, GA 30017. Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and include “PA O2 Kits” in the memo line.

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About

Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a 501c non-profit charity that is 100% volunteer based and raises funds to donate life-saving equipment to law enforcement, military, and first responder agencies throughout the US. Project Paws Alive’s dual mission is to help public safety officials and first responders save the lives of domestic pets with specially designed pet oxygen mask recovery kits, and to provide vital equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests and trauma kits to law enforcement and military K-9s. Project Paws Alive relies solely on donations to provide this lifesaving equipment that agencies cannot afford. We maintain a nationwide waitlist for this equipment. To donate, volunteer, or obtain more information about Project Paws Alive please visit http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center Mechanicsburg, PA is located off PA-15, PA-581, I-83 and Pennsylvania Turnpike. The Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center is the regional urgent care center for small animal companions in South Central PA. Staffed by experienced emergency doctors and nurses, our on-site diagnostic capabilities include a full-service laboratory and digital radiography. We provide outpatient care for patients with minor ailments and inpatient care for patients who require hospitalization for critical care and/or surgical services. For more information please visit http://www.animal-emergency-center.com