The story about the rabbit who saved his people got me thinking about animals who are rescued from fires. I came across an article about a fire department in Waltham, MA that recently received a donation of animal oxygen masks. A set of 10 oxygen mask, designed specially to fit dogs and cats, were donated by Vetcision, a MA veterinary emergency and specialty hospital. The masks are made by Surgi Vet, Veterinary Surgical Products, are cone-shaped, and come in three different sizes. Typically, human masks are used if an animal has been rescued from a fire or drowning and needs oxygen, however because of the ill-fitting shape, oxygen can escape and this decreases the effectiveness of the mask. The animal oxygen masks are a fairly new product and not many emergency services have them, but perhaps their use will spread.