The wildfires of Colorado are raging, and in their path countless lives are at risk. While the focus of emergency situations such as these is always primarily on the human victims, the need is just as great for those who cannot help themselves; the animals. The fundraising group, Surf Dog Ricochet, along with the Emma Zen Foundation are currently heading up a campaign to furnish oxygen mask kits for those animals suffering in the wake of these raging fires. Donations are needed to help get these masks to local fire departments, to help all the animal victims who need them.
Smoke inhalation can cause just as much, or sometimes even more harm to an animal than the actual fire itself. The symptoms can be difficult to recognize in animals, since by instinct they try not to demonstrate weakness of any kind. But the damage to their lungs can be painful, making it difficult for them to breathe, and the swelling from the lung tissue can go on to cut off their airway, causing them to die from lack of oxygen.
The wildfires in Colorado are having devastating consequences for both domestic and wild animals in the area. Animal rescue organizations and area fire departments are working diligently to try to help these victims, but they are stretched to the limit with resources running low everywhere.
The cost of each specially-designed oxygen mask kit is $75.00, which includes three masks of different sizes, and all the supplies needed to make them functional. These will help any and all animals, no matter how small or how big. They can provide life-saving oxygen for those animals suffering from deadly smoke inhalation from the wildfires.
Not only will the donations for these oxygen masks help with the immediate need, they will help fire departments be prepared for future emergencies by having them on hand when the need arises.
If you have ever been in a fire, or in any kind of situation where you were unable to breathe, you know the panic and desperation it can bring. Having to gasp for air is terrifying, so imagine how the animal victims must feel, being unable to communicate to others their inability to get enough oxygen. That lifesaving rush of oxygen to their bodies is crucial to their ability to overcome the ravages they have suffered in these fires.
Please consider even just a small donation to help purchase these life-saving oxygen masks for the animal victims of these devastating fires. Your donation could mean the difference between life and death for an animal, and allow them to go on to a full recovery. You can access the page to make a donation here, or at the link provided at the end of the article.
Your donation will be the gift of breath and life for the animal victims of these horrible wildfires.
Click here for the Surf Dog Richocet oxygen mask fundraising page.
Click here for the website for the Emma Zen Foundation.
Click here for the Surf Dog Richocet website.
Click here for the Team O2 website for a description of the oxygen masks.
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