Dawn Corby of Canine Etiquette in Halifax presented Halifax Fire Department with two pet oxygen kits this week.
Captain Matthew Cunningham was on hand to receive the gifts Friday from Corby and place them on their engine and ambulance.
Corby who resides In Halifax wanted to let others know there are ways to easily order the masks online and donate them to a local department.
Her heart was touched this month following the fire at the Peck home on Thompson Street, which sadly took the life of an eight week old puppy named Beauford. Unfortunately, the puppy had most likely succumbed to smoke inhalation prior to the arrival of fire personnel and was unable to be saved, but Corby hopes in other circumstances her masks will come in handy.
If worse comes to worst and the pet does need oxygen during their rescue, Halifax now has that equipment, she said.
Cunningham thanked Corby for her kindness. He said in previous calls firefighters used adult/ child size oxygen masks with varied levels of success. The pet masks are ideal. Her generosity and thought are appreciated by the department, he said.