Dr. Leslie Smith with FryeCare Physicians in Boone donated pet oxygen masks to the local fire departments during fire safety week. The masks are used to help animals breathe better in the event of a fire. They are specifically sized for each type of pet.
This allows the mask to fit closer on the pet’s mouth so that they receive the oxygen that’s coming out better than if a human mask was used on an animal. Without the proper amount of oxygen during fires, pets are at a higher risk for death.
As a burn survivor herself, she has a passion to help with fire prevention and safety.