LOCAL FEELS: 12-Year-Old Bucks County Girl Starts Non-profit To Help Animals

April 23, 2019 | Dave Moore, Kristen James

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She’s only 12, but she’s already started her own non-profit called Resus-A-Pet! Emily Rilling, from Bucks County, PA, puts together animal-sized oxygen masks, and each kit comes with three attachments that fit over the mouths and noses of cats and large and small dogs. These oxygen masks are so badly needed that The Slate Belt Animal Advocacy Group asked Emily for a few kits, which they then distributed to seven area fire, police and rescue departments. President of the Slate Belt Animal Advocacy Group, Christine Mammi, said animals that may be panic-stricken, rescued from burning buildings, or in vehicles during car accidents will benefit from Emily’s kits, which can efficiently provide life-saving oxygen that human-sized masks can’t. Christine went on to say that 90% of the first responders in their area didn’t have the right sized masks, so thanks to Emily, countless animals will get the help they need in emergencies.


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