Group Creates “Doggie Bag” for Fire Rescues

TEMPE, Arizona — A non-profit group has created a kit that will help first responders during pet rescues. Sometimes, when firefighters are called to burning homes, they have everything to help people but not always to help pets.

The Fetch Foundation, a non-profit group came up with the Fido Bag. It has an oxygen mask and everything else a firefighter needs to rescue a pet.

“In the past we’ve had to make do with equipment that was really designed for use on humans an it will be a great tool hat we have things especially designed for animals,” said Capt. Darrell Duty with Tempe Fire.

The group consulted crews with the Tempe Fire Department who had to resuscitate an animal earlier this week who was stuck in a burning apartment building.

“These guys they need the tools to do this and were here to provide that because there’s no state and federal funding,” said Sherry Krueger with the Fetch Foundation.

Their goal is to get a bag on the busiest truck at every fire station in the state of Arizona. The bag’s cost $225.

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