WILMINGTON -- Some local fire stations are now equipped with oxygen masks for your pets, and it's all because of Netop, the painting dog.
During a November fundraiser at the Wilmington Children's Museum, some of Netop's paintings were auctioned off to raise money for oxygen masks that fit pets. About $3,000 was raised from the event.
On Wednesday, 13 firefighters from Leland, Wilmington, New Hanover and Brunswick counties received the oxygen masks. Fifty three masks were given out, and all of the fire trucks will be equipped with them.
"There are a lot of pets out there in the world, and I think there loved as much as children are. I know I do mine, that's like another kid. We were very happy to get them and put them on there. I hope we don't need them, but if we do, we got them," explained Ron Jordan of the Wilmington Fire Department.
The masks come in three different sizes to fit large dogs, medium dogs and cats, and the smallest mask will fit puppies and kittens.
Click here to read our story about Netop from October.
Reported by Max Winitz