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Business donates pet oxygen-mask kits
Pet Alert Donation
People at the presentation were, from left, Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddie Howell, Pet Alert owner Camy Thumwood and BCES Battalion Chief Matthew Schultz. - photo by Photo provided.

Bryan County resident and Pet Alert owner Camy Thumwood recently donated five pet oxygen-mask kits to Bryan County Emergency Services to help emergency responders save pets’ lives during emergencies. 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, about 100,000 pets lose their lives in house fires because of holiday decorations in the United States.

An average of 550,000 pets lose their lives in house fires because of lack of proper information about the animal during the emergency and the lack of proper lifesaving equipment on board fire trucks. Animals have between five and 20 minutes before they suffer from smoke inhalation and die, depending on their lung size, type of animal and location in the fire.

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