Memphis, Tenn. – Every Fire Station in Memphis will now have equipment to administer oxygen and help save dogs and cats that are often injured in house fires…and the equipment isn’t costing taxpayers a penny.
That’s because Invisible Fence of Memphis and the Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association (MSCVMA), with the help of more than 80 local veterinarians and their clients are donating enough of the masks to equip all 56 fire stations within the City of Memphis. Clients of local veterinarians have really embraced the effort, with some sponsoring an entire 3-mask oxygen kit set in memory of a family pet.
“The whole focus of our business is to protect pets,” said Barney Raborn, President of Invisible Fence of Memphis. “It just makes sense for us to extend that effort to save pets that may be injured in a fire. Dealing with the loss of a home is bad enough, losing a member of the family like a cat or dog can make it even worse. Thanks to efforts from the MSCVMA and local veterinarians, we hope to prevent that.”
“We want to thank Invisible Fence for their generosity and believe that these kits will help us save more pets; we can all recall a fire from the past where these kits would have helped save a pet,” said Alvin Benson, Director of the Memphis Fire Department.
Invisible Fence has been equipping fire stations across America with pet oxygen masks. Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S. Fire Administration, industry web sites and sources have cited that an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires; most succumbing to smoke inhalation. The company hopes to help drastically reduce that number.
“We’d like to get that number to zero,” said Raborn, “That may not be possible, but it won’t be for lack of trying.”
About Invisible Fence
Invisible Fence® Brand is the original electronic fence containment system sold nationwide by professional dealers who offer custom installation and certified Perfect Start™ Pet Training to create an environment of safety and freedom for pets. For more information, visit www.InvisibleFence.com.