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Animal rescue oxygen kits donated to fire departments

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Fire officials in Dauphin County want to make sure your pets are taken care of in fire emergencies.

Although no numbers are officially kept on pet fatalities, it's estimated anywhere between 40,000 to 150,000 animals are killed in fires each year.

Local fire departments received animal rescue oxygen kits at a donation ceremony on Saturday at the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum in Harrisburg.

"Our goal is to make sure that all fire departments and first responders are equipped with these pet oxygen masks throughout the U.S. and Canada," said Samantha Lape of Invisible Fence Brand. "To date we have donated over 10,000."

The donation was made possible by Project Breathe, a national organization determined to save the lives of pets rescued from fires.

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