Club Spotlight: Canaan Dog Club of America

In celebration of their 2013 Annual Meetings and National Show, members of the Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc. (CDCA, Inc.) raised enough money to outfit the Atlanta Fire Department with SEVEN sets of Pet Oxygen Masks, which was a record number of kits and more than were donated by CDCA in the previous years combined!  This was the third annual donation to support Fire Departments in the cities where the club holds their Annual Meetings.  Members of the Atlanta Fire Department – Station 34 came to the CDCA, Inc.’s Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 19th to accept the donation.  The donation of the Pet Oxygen Mask kits means that the Fire Department will be able to outfit seven of their trucks, helping them provide better care to the community.

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President of the Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc., Amanda Pough and Canaan Dog “Piper” pose with members of the Atlanta  Fire Department.  

According to Wag’N Enterprises, LLC who produces the oxygen mask kits, “far too many pets die each year of smoke asphyxiation…. While firemen attempt to get pets safely out of burning structures, they are not able to revive them unless they have the proper equipment — pet oxygen masks. These specially-designed animal masks can be used both on conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes.”  Each kit allows rescue workers to help animals as small as birds and pockets pets up to large dogs.

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Members of the Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc., the Atlanta Fire Department and a Canaan Dog named Piper all celebrate the CDCA, Inc.’s donation

The Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc. (CDCA, Inc.) is the American Kennel Club’s parent club for the Canaan Dog breed.  Canaan Dogs are one of the most ancient breeds in the world but are still relatively unknown in the UnitedStates.  Canaan Dogs are herding and flock sentry dogs originating in the “Land of Canaan” (now Israel).  For more info, visit the CDCA, Inc. at www.CDCA.org.

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