We can honor our loved ones in many ways. After losing their dog, a Buffalo couple donates pet oxygen masks to a local fire department. These new masks saved a life.
BUFFALO, NY - Many pet owners consider their dog or cat a member of the family. Daryl Souter is no exception. His dog was saved with the use of a new life saving tool for firefighters specially designed for pets.
Friday night, firefighters from Buffalo's Rescue One company found an unconscious dog in the back of this burning home on Niagara Street.
Captain William Clotfelter of the Buffalo Fire Department said, "There's a lot of smoke and by- products in there and with the oxygen masks it's just pure oxygen. When you're doing CPR or mouth to mouth or mouth to snout, you're blowing in your exhaled air which is only like 16% oxygen. Whereas they're getting 100% oxygen with the masks."