Our very own LFAC board member Laura Quinn and volunteer Vinny Tamburri stopped by the South Jersey Horse Rescue to visit the horses and to see how LFAC could help these wonderful horses. LFAC is sponsoring in the care and feeding of these once abused and neglected horses.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.