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Prince William SPCA Donates Pet Oxygen Masks for Local Fire and Rescue

Firefighters in Prince William County have the tools they need to assist pets who are experiencing respiratory distress or failure due to a fire. Prince William SPCA purchased 42 of the WAG’N 02 FUR LIFE delivery system/devices (estimated value approximately $3,000). Each fire and rescue station in the county received two kits, one primary and one backup kit. Firefighters received training in the use and maintenance of the devices prior to placing the kits on fire and rescue apparatus. The pet oxygen delivery devices work similar to equipment manufactured for humans suffering from smoke inhalation except this device is used solely for four‐legged animals. We are proud to support Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue by providing them with these lifesaving devices for our furry family members.

Elementary Schools Receive $6,000 in Animal Books

Sixty-seven schools received a total of 520 children’s books donated by Prince William SPCA through its Youth Program. The cost of the books was valued at more than $6,000. Part of Prince William SPCA’s mission is to help teach children about pet adoption, caring for pets, and the importance of being compassionate to animals. The donated books have been selected to support this mission through education. The stories offer many opportunities for developing empathy and for follow-up writing as students learn about companion animals and think critically about what they have read. The books are beautifully illustrated, communicate a positive age-appropriate message and include important nonfiction information to supplement and extend the educational impact of the story. Some of the titles include A Home for Dakota by Jan Zita Grover, “Let’s Get a Pup!” said Kate by Bob Graham and Maggie’s Second Chance by Nancy Furstinger.