ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A local store has donated pet oxygen masks to the Round Rock Fire Department.
Natural Pawz is a pet health food store that will open its first Central Texas store in Round Rock Sept. 19.
They provided the fire department with nine new animal oxygen mask kits to treat household pets recovering from fires.
Each kit comes equipped with three re-usable masks with varying adjustments.
The masks can be used to rescue or resuscitate cats, and dogs of all sizes.
The co-founder of Natural Pawz, Biff Picone, was raised by a firefighter. This is what sparked his passion for helping first responders get the equipment they, need not just for people, but pets too.
So far Natural Pawz has donated over 200 masks to fire departments in Houston and they look forward to expanding their community service initiative in Round Rock.