Pet Oxygen Masks Charity Event

Staff with their pets at Shrewsbury fire HQ as part of the annual Bring Your Dog to Work Day. Pictured with Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton


A bring your dog to work day at Shrewsbury fire HQ has raised more than £100 for a national charity which supplies specially designed oxygen masks to firefighters to revive pets in house fires.

A dozen dogs turned up to their owners’ place of work as part of the annual pet friendly day marked each year across the UK.

Organiser Emily Hodson, a technical support officer for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The money is going to Smokey Paws, the charity that supplies animal oxygen masks for front line appliances for fire and rescue services.

“Each mask costs £90 and we have raised £106.66 with the Bring Your Dog to Work Day.”

All county fire appliances in Shropshire have a pet oxygen mask on board after a number of fundraisers collected the funds to buy them.

The pet sized oxygen masks give small animals a much better chance of survival in a house fire.


26th June, 2018