By Leah Schmalz
Dr. Allison Jones of Mint Hill Animal Hospital recently came across an online news video of a local house fire that occurred in January. The firefighters had been able to rescue the family’s cat, which had been hiding in the wall. But then Jones noticed that EMS personnel were administering oxygen to the cat through a mask meant for a human.
That gave Jones the idea to donate masks to Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department. “I just wanted to make sure they had dog and cat masks,” she said.
Dr. Janet Gerardot, owner of the animal hospital, joined Jones at the fire department last Wednesday to donate the masks, explain how they work and even demonstrate on one of her dogs.
“We love them because it makes it so easy,” said Chief David Leath. […]