A local doctor made a donation to Cape May County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Gary Schaffer announced that Dr. Robert Fitzpatrick, DVM of Abri Animal Hospital in Cape May County donated a dozen muzzle oxygen masks to the Cape May County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.
These masks will provide supplemental oxygen in an emergency situation to Sheriff Officers’ K-9 partners. Some examples of when these masks are used include shock, trauma and smoke.
Sheriff Schaffer said, “These masks are used similar to human applications which may be critical in life threatening injuries to their K-9 Partners. With the expense of training these dogs and with our unit responding to more and more critical situations, these masks could prove a valuable asset in saving a life of a K-9. I would like to personally thank Dr. Fitzpatrick for his contribution.”