A bring your dog to work day at Shrewsbury fire HQ has raised more than £100 for a national charity which supplies specially designed oxygen masks to firefighters to revive pets in house fires.
A dozen dogs turned up to their owners’ place of work as part of the annual pet friendly day marked each year across the UK.
Organiser Emily Hodson, a technical support officer for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The money is going to Smokey Paws, the charity that supplies animal oxygen masks for front line appliances for fire and rescue services.
“Each mask costs £90 and we have raised £106.66 with the Bring Your Dog to Work Day.”
All county fire appliances in Shropshire have a pet oxygen mask on board after a number of fundraisers collected the funds to buy them.
The pet sized oxygen masks give small animals a much better chance of survival in a house fire.