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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

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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JoAnne Caravella
Wed, Apr 11, 2012
Thank you for this very important information. I truly understand the loss of your beloved dog. I have rescue dogs also. They are awesome.
I hope that in time you may be able to rescue another dog who needs a forever home and the great love you have extended to your "Blue" Do it in honor of him.
Take Care. - JoAnne

Rhonda North Lambert
Wed, Apr 11, 2012
I lost my Siberian Husky, Keisha, this way. Devastating. We all need to tell our stories to everyone to prevent this from happening.

Wed, Apr 11, 2012
I am terribly sorry for your loss. I am so saddened by this story and I cried when I read what happened. Such precious lives should never have to end over something so small and deceivingly "harmless"
Thank you for sharing this. Blue's story will help prevent this from happening to other animals, and we are all grateful.

Tue, Apr 10, 2012
I love you, Blue. I know you're happy now. You were such a beautiful doggy! <3

Brenda Winfree
Sat, Mar 10, 2012
I still cry hearing what happened to precious Blue. I had no idea the dangers. I applaud you in your efforts in getting the word out. I am sure, like me, people have no idea that this can happen. My heart breaks for you and your family but his memory lives in our hearts. Thank you for what you are doing in memory of your precious Blue!

Tue, Mar 06, 2012
Blue is beautiful :-)

Sun, Mar 04, 2012
I felt so bad when I read your story. It's so sad that you lost your sweet dog. I have passed along your warning and let my husband know so our dog will be safe. Thank you

Sun, Mar 04, 2012
My heart breaks for you as I read this story, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for making us aware and I will pass this along in honor of Blue <3

Sun, Mar 04, 2012
I am so sorry that happened to your dog :( . Thank u very much for sharing that info, and help us to take better care of our pets

Ailsa Porter
Sat, Mar 03, 2012
So sorry for your loss!

Sat, Mar 03, 2012
very sad,but atleast he spent his last days of his life in happiness with you

Kaajal Ahuja
Sat, Mar 03, 2012
Really Sorry to hear about Blue.God bless him and hopefully nobody ever has to go through this again...

Tara Devenish
Sat, Mar 03, 2012
What a tragedy :( i am so sorry to hear, thank you for sharing, I wasn't aware that this could happen, will be extra careful.

Maryann McHale
Fri, Mar 02, 2012
Thank you for sharing your story. Blue was a beautiful guy, and he looks like a real sweetheart. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

Fri, Mar 02, 2012
Thank you for bringing awareness to this tragedy. My beautiful one year old pit bull died the same way four years ago. It was devastating, but I tell people the story all the time so that they are aware of the dangers.

Fri, Mar 02, 2012
So sad!! I'll now be cutting any bags of chips in my household! Thank you for spreading awareness and hopefully save many other lives.

Rita Ferron
Fri, Mar 02, 2012
Blue was a very beautiful dog and I have passed this along to all my friends with pets. I am very sorry for your loss and love to Blue up in Doggy heaven xo

Julianne noon
Fri, Mar 02, 2012
Thank you for enlightening and fighting for the memory of your beautiful dog. He would be very proud.X

Marie Naylor
Fri, Mar 02, 2012
My deepest sympathy goes out to you. God bless blue in doggy heaven. Xxxx

Sheila B.
Fri, Mar 02, 2012
So sorry for your loss.. I never would've thought this could happen.

Linda Westerline
Fri, Mar 02, 2012
So sorry about Blue. Thanks for sharing your story. I always think about this with bags and stuff and always try to be careful. But thought maybe I was being over cautious. Now I see it really can happen. :(

Fri, Mar 02, 2012
Awww...that's such a sad story!

Fri, Mar 02, 2012
Such a sad story. I'm always aware of keeping my apartment clear of items that could harm my two dogs.....I would never think that a chip bag could harm and potentially kill an animal. I emailed this story to all of my contacts who own pets ;making sure they are aware of this danger.

Fri, Mar 02, 2012
Thank you for sharing your story. This will be something I will never forget and will pass along to friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

Kevin Knapp
Fri, Mar 02, 2012
This is unethical and must stop...

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