Lowcountry fire departments team up with a Charleston woman to help save the lives of pets who are often defenseless in a fire.
And with the love of her cats and love for other pets, Fincannon has raised more than $1,500 in donations and partnered with Invisible Fence, a pet fence company, to provide local fire departments with sets of oxygen masks when a fire devastates a home.
“To lose a home with a fire would be very tragic, and to lose a pet would just be unthinkable. So, if a fire department has these pet oxygen masks on their fire trucks they will be able to save a pet’s life,” says Fincannon.
In 2006 more than 40,000 pets died in fires, mostly due to smoke inhalation. Fincannon says some may lose material possessions in a fire, but with these masks, they could save the life of a furry loved one.
To find out more information log on to www.oxygenmasks4pets.org