Weʼre raising £4,000 to to enable Huddersfield Feral and Strays to purchase Small Animal Oxygen Masks for use by rescue services within West Yorkshire.
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There are over 40,000 house fires each year and nearly 50% of household in the UK have pets. It is a tragic fact that pets die in these fires or as a direct result of smoke inhalation. There are also situations where animals require Oxygen therapy after being subjected to stressful situations, these could be for example, being trapped, attacked or being involved in road traffic accidents. With the new regulations coming into effect where animals have to be restrained properly when travelling this means that should they been involved in an accident they would be unlikely to escape and be trapped inside the vehicle.
We are have already raised £1500 to enable Huddersfield Feral and Strays to purchase Recovery Oxygen Mask Kits for use by rescue services within West Yorkshire. These kits have been proven to save lives and we want to ensure that more lives can be saved. With this in mind We would like to launch the second part of the fundraiser to enable us to ensure that we have enough units to cover the whole area.
The Recovery Oxygen Mask Kits come with 3 different size oxygen masks to cater for different size animals, each mask has dual vents on the sides to allow unrestricted inhalation and exhalation, this allows the animal to get the correct amount of oxygen needed.
Pet Remedy have also kindly joined us on this campaign and are providing their calming wipes to the kits to try and alleviate stresses on the animals.
Since starting our rescue on 31/12/2016 we have rescued over 1800 cats and kittens in the Huddersfield and surrounding areas. We feel that with this campaign we can not only save many more cats and kittens but also other pets as well like Dogs, Rabbits and small pets.
We receive no funding from any organisation and rely on donations from our many supporters along with our proceeds from our fundraisers. 100% of all money raised goes towards the care and veterinary treatment of the kitties we deal with.
Please help support our campaign and help us achieve our target. Because every Paw is Precious!
Example of the kits in use
UPDATE: February 2019:
West Yorkshire Fire Service are currently trialling 2 SurgiVet (Pet) Oxygen Kits at Huddersfield Fire Station that have been kindly donated by Huddersfield Feral and Strays.
UPDATE: December 2019
West Yorkshire Fire Service are currently trialling 2 SurgiVet (Pet) Oxygen Kits at Killingbeck Fire Station that have been kindly donated by Huddersfield Feral and Stray
West Yorkshire Fire Service are currently trialling 1 SurgiVet (Pet) Oxygen Kit at Odsal Fire Station that have been kindly donated by Huddersfield Feral and Stray
West Yorkshire Fire Service are currently trialling 1 SurgiVet (Pet) Oxygen Kit at Fairweather Green Fire Station that have been kindly donated by Huddersfield Feral and Stray
(WYFRS as a public body is not involved in fund raising for this organisation)
UPDATE: March 2021
Covid 19 has really limited the amount of fundraising and work we have been able to do in terms of training and implementation of the equipment. We are relaunching this campaign in the hopes that we can achieve our target and provide life saving equipment to our amazing rescue services.
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