LADONIA, AL (WTVM) - Some firefighters in East Alabama have a new tool to help both man and man's best friend
Businesses in Ladonia pulled together to purchase pet oxygen masks for the Ladonia, Crawford, and Dixie Volunteer Fire Departments to save pets during house fires.
Business owner Lisa Carter delivered those masks to the Ladonia fire Board of Directors at their meeting Monday night.
Columbus High School teacher Chris Spraggins reached out to Carter after hearing about new pet oxygen masks for the Smiths Station Volunteer Fire Department in honor of Jessica Stone who resuscitated an animal during a house fire last year.
"We have several fire departments here in Russell County and I think that's our next goal was to make sure that all of them in Russell County have these this tool, these oxygen masks of their pets," Ladonia fire department board member Chris Spraggins said.
He and another board member were the first contributors to getting these masks on the fire trucks in and near Ladonia.
Businesses that helped include Shirley's Accounting, Generic Transmission, Kittrell Builders, and Dingleberry's Pet Waste Removal.