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About Blue

Prevent Pet Suffocation

Blue was our beautiful and loving young rescue-dog who livened up our household with his playful spirit and precocious antics. Sadly, Blue died tragically on December 15, 2011 due to suffocation from a Cheetos chip bag.

When I returned home from the store on December 15th, Blue did not greet me at the door. Searching all over my house, I finally found him upstairs, collapsed under a table, with a Cheetos bag covering his head. I was unable to revive him with CPR.

When an animal puts his head deep into a chip bag, the mylar-like material of the bag creates a vacuum-like suction, and begins to tighten around the animal's neck. As the animal panics and tries to breathe, the suction becomes tighter, suffocating the pet within minutes. It is a devastating way to die!

My goal is to educate the public on the suffocation risks to pets and children from chip bags. I want to get companies like Frito-Lay and other distributors of these snack foods to put warning labels on the bags. Meanwhile, please cut up your chip bags after use!

Please consider making a donation to PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to help other animals in need. All memorial contributions to PETA help continue its dedicated work on behalf of our animals, who do not have a voice of their own. Any gift that you make will be greatly appreciated!

Please visit my Facebook Page "Prevent Pet Suffocation" which was created to help enlighten others about the dangers of pet suffocation at
https://www.facebook.com/PreventPetSuffocation.

Through all of our efforts, we can help raise public awareness on how to better protect our sweet pets, so another dog or cat does not have to die needlessly. Thank you so much!

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Hi this has just happened to us this evening. Our 9month old baby girl, boxer x collie. Can't believe it's real. Same situation as yours, came home and found her. We always were careful to move everything away from her reach but obviously this time not far back enough. Totally devastated :(

Yuki
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
I am really sorry about your loss :(
I live in singapore, and today is the 2nd day of the Chinese Lunar 7th month, when spirits come back to Earth and roam around for a month until the end of August.
I am sure that your dog would go back to visit you too. A common saying here is that spirits turn into moths and go back to their former home for a visit :)

Renee Jendras
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
Sorry that this tragedy happened to your loving pet and your family. I appreciate you thinking of others and warning us of this hazard.

Stephanie
Thu, May 17, 2012
The same thing happened to my American Eskimo, Kia, less than a year ago. She was 13 years old. She suffocated in a cereal bag. We came home and couldn't find her. We looked all over the neighborhood. After an hour of looking, our other dog let us know that Kia was behind our end table. Her head was stuck behind the table, and the bag was over her head. It was the single most traumatic thing I have ever been through, and I still have a great amount of guilt for leaving a bag where she could get it. I feel terrible that she had to suffer that way.

CHRISTINE GHIOTTO
Sat, May 05, 2012
As the "mama" of four wonderful dogs, I can only imagine the loss and sadness you must feel. I am so very sorry about Blue. They come into our lives and give so much love, then move on. They are like wonderful angels. Know he is fine now. He is in the Light, and loving you still with peace and protection. Talk to him, and know that he hears, with tag wagging. God bless you and Blue. Christine

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Elaine Modlin
Wed, Apr 18, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to tell you about an incident i had as animal control officer. Its been about 10 years ago now but i will never forget it. I had a call about an injured stray dog in someones back yard and when i went i found a dog dead with his head stuff in a milk carton that apparently the people had opened the top and dumped something in it and then threw away and the dog suffocated after he had gotten his head stuff in the carton. Such a tragic scene i will never forget. Sorry again for your loss of Blue.

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