Invisible Fence, a pet accessories company, has donated equipment to aid Georgetown-Scott County EMS personnel in providing first response treatments to pets.
“A lot of times people are upset about their pet and won’t let us treat them,” said Brandon Remley, Georgetown-Scott County EMS director. “Hopefully this will allow us to do both.”
EMS often encounters situations such as home fires or car accidents where pets are involved and this presents a challenge, according to Remley.
EMS first responder Joseph Mata sought to solve this problem by reaching out to Invisible Fence.
Kerney and Mary Bousachard of Invisible Fence made the donation. The donated items include pet-sized oxygen masks, Remley said.
Invisible Fence also offered pet first aid training and training on how to properly use the animal oxygen masks.
“To me, this is part of taking care of our patients,” Remley said. “A lot of people have pets that they treat like children. They are important to people.”
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