The first pet in London to use a specially adapted animal oxygen mask is a cat. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said the specialized equipment can be used on other pets, including dogs, rabbits, snakes and mice. Since 2019, London’s firefighters have attended more than 100 fires involving pets, according to the LFB.
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The brigade’s deputy assistant commissioner for operational policy, Dave O’Neill, said: “Of course a firefighter’s priority is always to save any human life, but we know how precious people’s pets are to them and we also know owners will put their own lives at risk by trying to return to a burning building to rescue them.