POSTED: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 7:14pm
Longview, TX (City of Longview) — With the help of compassionate pet owners in Gregg County, the Longview Fire Department now has pet oxygen mask kits on every front line engine and truck. Volunteer Fire Departments Judson Metro, Clarksville-Warren City, Sabine, Gladewater, and Easton also have been equipped with kits. This means that every fire department in Gregg County now is equipped to help pets in an emergency situation.
Longview Fire Department would like to especially thank Robert Miller, Kelly Heitkamp and Jacqui Lynch (in the memory of Grace Hope) who made a financial donation to have these kits placed in Gregg County.
“Hopefully it will be a long time before they are actually used.” said Mr. James Crittenden from Gregg Coounty District Attorney's office. Crittendon was also instrumental in this project.
In response to the overwhelming support, Longview Animal Control Officers were able to coordinate the purchase a total of 16 kits purchased at $75.00 each.
For more information on the WAG’N O2 FUR LIFE® Program you can go topetoxygenmasks.org
For more information about the Longview Fire Department, visit Fire.LongviewTexas.gov