LFAC had once again delivered much needed pet food to area food pantries. Sometimes pet owners are unable to afford food for their pets.  Living for a Cause provides pet food distribution through our Pet Food Pantry Fund so beloved pets can stay with their loving families. We thank all our donors who make this possible by donating to our PET FOOD PANTRY FUND. Here are Ken (left) and Dave (right) from Connect church offering to help me bring in pet food for Rise Food Pantry in Hightstown, NJ. Here is Liz from the Presbyterian church in Allentown, NJ accepting pet food for their pantry.

Two Pet Oxygen Masks Delivered to Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department

LFAC would like to thank our volunteer Eileen De Pano and her dog Annie for delivering two pet oxygen masks to the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department here in NJ. Chief Jorge Salazar, who is pictured with Annie, said how very happy his department was to get these life saving pet masks. These masks were made possible from a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. This program is in memory of Michelle Delre.

Firehouse Subs Public and Safety Foundation and Living for a Cause partnering to save pet’s lives

Saving Pets’ Lives


Did you know that many first responder agencies do not have pet oxygen masks?

With your help, 92 pet oxygen masks were awarded to Living For a Cause, a non-profit organization in Milltown, New Jersey dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people, animals and the planet we share. The masks, made possible through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and the Michelle Delre Pet Oxygen Mask Memorial Fund, were distributed to various fire departments to resuscitate pets and treat smoke inhalation after a fire.

“Our firefighters are on the front lines dedicated to human rescue when confronted with a fire. To now have these pet oxygen masks in hand means that we can give the pets out there every fighting chance to survive.”
– Steve McConlogue, President of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey

What a Happy Ending

This is one of the masks that LFAC purchased with the Firehouse Subs grant and look how it helped to save this dog’s life.
Burlington County IAFF 3091 – Willingboro

On the evening of July 21st B Platoon was called to the Garfield Park section of town to remove a dog that was stuck in the home’s duct work under the kitchen floor. Engine 1613 and Ladder 1615’s crews, along with assistance from a Roto Rooter technician, spent over 3 hours attempting different ways to remove the dog, or get the dog to come out.

The firefighters eventually cut a portion of the floor out with a saw. Once the floor was cut they dug by hand to the vent work and cut it open where the dog was lodged in the duct.

After removing the dog from the duct, the crew then used a special oxygen mask for animals that was recently provided by the New Jersey Firefighters PFANJ to help the dog breathe better.

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Search and Rescue Dogs receive cooling vests.

Burlington, NJ K9 search and rescue dogs along with Greater Philly, in Pennsylvania search and rescue dogs received cooling vests donated by Living for a Cause under our Animal Welfare program in memory of Michelle Delre. These K9’s sometime work outdoors for hours on hot days looking for missing persons etc.  Now, with these vests in partnership with Ruffwear the dogs will be kept at a safe and comfortable temperature.


More pet oxygen masks that were donated by LFAC are starting to make their way into the field. I have attached pictures of the kits being placed in service. Many more will be going into service this week through Steve Mc Conlogue, President of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey. This donation was made possible by a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation The departments that received pet masks are Pleasantville , Atlantic City, Brigantine, Elizabeth, Willingboro, Ocean City, Linwood, Mt. Laurel, and Bordentown. All here in NJ. Thank You Steve for your help with distribution. Thank you Firefighters for caring about the lives of family pets.



Nick Delre delivering 57 Pet Oxygen Masks to Steve McConlogue, President of Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey. Steve will distribute the masks to fire companies through out New Jersey. Masks were provided by a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in support of the Michelle Delre Pet Oxygen Mask program which is a program under Living For A Cause.

Another Pet Mask Delivery – helping to keep pets safe.

Thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, Prospect Heights, NJ fire department received pet oxygen masks delivered via UPS. Picture are Sam the dog with Past Chief John Bozek and current Chief Tom Leese Also pictured is Kelly, Chief Leese dog saying thank you for these much needed life saving masks.


Another fire department Medford Fire&EMS in NJ has pet oxygen masks thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.Hi Mary! Thank you very much for the pet masks!! Hopefully, we will never need them, but if we do, we will be prepared!!! Attached is a picture of Firefighter/EMT Ryan Hofmann. Thanks again!!! Chief Tom Thorn

Monmouth Jct Fire Department in NJ receives Three Pet Oxygen Masks

Program Director for LFAC pet oxygen masks program Nick Delre delivered three pet oxygen masks to the Monmouth Jct fire department here in NJ. Accepting the masks is Chief Scott Smith.These masks were purchased thanks to a generous grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.


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