ROCK SPRINGS — After seeking emergency medical treatment for her dog Brew, Darla Gosar realized there was a need at the Rock Springs Fire Department for more animal-friendly oxygen masks.
RSFD was able to treat Brew and make him more comfortable for the day, but he ultimately did not survive.
In Brew’s memory, Darla generously donated six animal oxygen masks in varying sizes and $100 to help buy any accessories needed to make the masks compatible with existing oxygen tubing.
Darla’s donation will augment similar life-saving equipment donated by Councilman Savage and Dr. Paul Zancanella.
Darla’s new dog Cooper was kind enough to demonstrate one of the larger masks.
The most common reason that the RSFD would need an oxygen mask for a pet is after a house fire. The oxygen will help alleviate symptoms caused by smoke inhalation. The masks can also be used to administer CPR to a pet.
To learn more about administering CPR to an animal, visit this website.