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Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic to Donate Oxygen Masks for Animals to Nashville Fire Department

10/5/2016

Mayor Barry to accept donation of life saving equipment for Nashville’s pets on behalf of the city

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Friday, October 7, Mayor Megan Barry will join representatives of the Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic and the Nashville Fire Department to accept a donation of 25 pet oxygen masks that can be used on dogs and cats of all sizes.

“Dogs and cats are beloved members of our families who should be given life-saving care when needed,” said Mayor Barry. “I’m looking forward to accepting this generous donation from the Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic on behalf of the city of Nashville, and all of the pets whose lives may one day be saved by this equipment.”

The kits contain three different sized masks to fit all varieties of dogs and cats. The masks are designed to fit over the animals mouth/face allowing for life-saving oxygen following smoke inhalation.

Dr. Ginny French, Devon Blackburn (veterinary technician) and Karen Wiggins (veterinary technician) helped produce a training video for the Nashville Fire Department on the oxygen masks to include basic CPR, restraint techniques and vital sign monitoring.

WHO: Mayor Megan Barry, Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic, Nashville Fire Department

WHAT: Donation of pet oxygen masks

WHEN: Friday, October 7, 1:30PM

WHERE: NFD Fire Station #9, 601 2nd Ave. South

About the Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic

The Nashville Pet Emergency Clinics have been providing after-hours emergency care for the greater Nashville and surrounding areas since 1977. They have three AAHA accredited, conveniently located state of the art facilities in Goodlettsville, Nashville, and Murfreesboro.