12 NE Ohio fire departments to get pet rescue kits

STOW, Ohio (AP) — Twelve fire departments in northeast Ohio are getting animal rescue oxygen mask kits to help save pets.

Nineteen donated kits in all will be given out after a training session Sunday at the Stow fire department near Akron.

There's no official accounting, but the donor says more than 40,000 pets may die each year in fires in the U.S.

The rescue kits will be presented by the Invisible Fence brand of electronic pet containment systems.

The departments getting the kits are Ravenna, Streetsboro, Bath, Twinsburg, Munroe Falls, Stow, Atwater, Edinburg Township, the Valley Fire District, Mantua (MAN'-uh-way)-Shalersville, Kent and Tallmadge.

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