Jul 30, 2014
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Donor Gives Fire Dept. Pet Rescue Gear

Anonymous donor knew of firefighters' rescue of Corona the cat.

Donor Gives Fire Dept. Pet Rescue Gear Donor Gives Fire Dept. Pet Rescue Gear Donor Gives Fire Dept. Pet Rescue Gear

A local animal lover has donated new equipment to the that can be used to rescue animals.

Madison Fire Chief Lou DeRosa said the equipment includes devices to read information embedded in lost pets, as well as a variety of air masks for animals.

The anonymous donor was aware of Madison firefighters' rescue of a cat named Corona in July, the chief said. Firefighters used a donated air mask designed for pets in that rescue.

"It paid off," DeRosa said.

Corona isn't the only feline rescued by Madison firefighters in recent years.

On March 31, 2010, after the pet dropped inside a false wall and got stuck. Firefighters carefully sawed a hole in the wall so Squiggy could crawl out.

Corona was rescued on July 8, 2011, when firefighters responded to a blaze that damaged a large portion of a Wayne Boulevard home. They . They carried her outside and started using the donated air mask.

After a few minutes, the cat started to respond and was taken to the . A few days later, Corona returned to her family with slight lung damage, but was expected to be fine.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for the rescue.

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