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Firefighters Battling Mill Valley House Fire

Fire Crews Receive Donated Kits to Resuscitate Pets

Pet Food Express and Whole Foods distribute special equipment to fire departments in Marin.

Pet Food Express in Mill Valley donated resuscitation kits specifically designed for pets to Marin County fire departments Saturday, a store official said.

A month-long fundraiser by the store, as well as the on East Blithedale Avenue in Mill Valley, resulted in the donation of 44 kits, according to Pet Food Express officials.

Prior to the donation Saturday, most of the county's fire departments were not equipped with the kits.

Marin County fire departments will put the kits on their fire engines, according to officials.

Michael Levy, Pet Food Express' founder and a Mill Valley resident, said he believes the kits will help save pets.

"This is a great way for us to help pets and the community at the same time," he said in a statement. "It could be someday that your pet, or my pet, will need this kit."

Each kit costs $100 and includes three sizes of oxygen masks, oxygen supply lines, a rescue leash, decals and instructions.

— Bay City News Service

leah aaron August 05, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Bullying? Perhaps you should get out more. You are taking comments I made and making them very personal. I am allowed to comment on the Patch, the same as you are. And I am doing it with my real name. The bottom line on my part is that I am tired of people (and of course this is not directed at YOU, although you are very special and do deserve a trophy for showing up) taking a lovely act, such as the donation of these life saving kits and turning it into a "but what about me " minute. If, for a moment, I really thought the original commenter was indeed confused, I would have been kinder. To me it was a passive aggressive attempt to make a point that saving people pets would somehow detract from saving human lives. So, comment away, write your congressperson about the big bad bully who is thrilled people still do kind things and is sick of others pointing out the endless downside. I simply believe it's not all about me.
Anne Tique August 06, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Peace, Leah. If I have over-reacted to what I perceived as an over-reaction on your part, then, my mistake.
Alan Atha August 06, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Many, many an animal should be rescued before most humans.
Craig Belfor August 06, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Any chance someone could grab a couple of kits and try to break up the cat fight going on here?
Bob Ratto August 06, 2012 at 05:16 PM
No doubt!..I don't think the kits are that well equipped, though!

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