Fundraiser underway for more pet oxygen masks

Campaign seeks to place five more kits on fire trucks in Abbotsford and throughout the province

Dr. Renee Ferguson

Dr. Renee Ferguson

A fundraising campaign is currently underway to purchase pet oxygen masks, including up to five in Abbotsford.

The campaign on the FundRazr crowdfunding site aims to provide the masks on fire trucks throughout the province. It costs $100 for each kit, and the goal is to raise $15,000.

The campaign was started after animal professional Dove Cresswell lost seven dogs and two cats in a house fire in Burnaby on May 24.

Friends of Cresswell’s then rallied to create a legacy in the name of the pets that died by raising funds to ensure every firehall in B.C. has pet oxygen masks on every fire truck.

Four of these masks were added to Abbotsford fire trucks a year ago following a fundraiser by Mountain View Veterinary Hospital.

The kits come with three different sized masks that can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and more.

The current fundraiser is looking to place five more kits in Abbotsford and throughout B.C. Donations can be made at fundrazr.com/happydogslegacy