HURRICANE – Thanks to local pet welfare organization, Because Animals Matter, Hurricane City’s two fire stations are now outfitted with pet oxygen masks.
The final Hurricane City Council meeting of 2013 marked a milestone for Because Animals Matter and the City of Hurricane as BAM presented the donation of two sets of pet oxygen masks to city officials – one set of masks for each Hurricane fire station.
BAM has been experiencing an almost exponential impact with the community’s growing pet population since the organization was founded in 2006, September Smith, BAM president, said. BAM saw the growth on pet ownership and wanted to respond in a way that could lend support to the city and its residents, she said.
“The fire department is one group all residents appreciate, yet never want to see,” Smith said. “We hope these masks never have to be used, but we wanted them to be available if the need arose.”
About Because Animals Matter
BAM is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing animal abuse and neglect through education. All BAM’s programs and services are supported through the generosity of contributors and dedicated volunteers. BAM operates as a network of foster homes to assist animals in need of finding their forever homes, and as a network of volunteers to support community programs focused on building strong humane relationships between people and their pets.
- To learn more about Because Animals Matter’s community programs, visit BAMutah.com and the BAM Facebook page.