BLYTHEWOOD, SC (WIS) - A news story showing Columbia firefighters resuscitating a cat inspired two local animal lovers to work on providing every fire department in South Carolina with the same technology that saved the cat.
"It showed him waking up and one of the firemen pouring water into his hand for him to drink out of, and I went to pieces," she said.
Those images forced Tobias into action. She called her best friend, Nena Sinclair, and they quickly raised enough money among friends and businesses to buy 12 Wag'N O2 Fur Life kits for the Columbia Fire Department.
"We think this is very important and that each truck needs to have one," Tobias said.
Tobias, Sinclair and friends are now working to raise donations for all 18 fire stations in Fairfield County. Their goal is to eventually equip every fire department in the state with the life-saving equipment.
"We are grateful to the two young ladies that donated this equipment to us," Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said.
Click here to donate a Wag'N O2 Fur Life kit to the fire department of your choice. You can make a donation in the name or memorial of your own pet.