Pet Oxygen Kit Project

The Pet Oxygen Kit Project, Inc. is an educational and public safety effort of local volunteers, individually and collectively, who are dedicated to providing pet oxygen kits to equip every fire truck across South Carolina to help save animals lives following structural fires. Please help us in the statewide endeavor and sponsor a kit today.


While firemen attempt to get pets safely out of burning structures, they are not able to revive them unless they have the proper equipment — pet oxygen masks. These specially designed animal masks can be used both on conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes. Theses kits can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and other pets.

The mission of the Pet Oxygen Kit Project, Inc. is to provide a pet oxygen kit for every fire truck in South Carolina — approximately 700 fire departments and stations in the state. One hundred percent of all contributions will be used for purchasing and distributing the kits to fire departments statewide.

Our story began June 2014 when a local NBC affiliate aired the story of a house fire in Columbia, South Carolina. Four firemen working quickly and efficiently, were able to resuscitate a kitten that was found unconscious and overcome with smoke in the house fire. This would not have been possible, and they would not have been able to save “Soldier” without the proper equipment.

After doing some detective work, we quickly learned that not all fire trucks have pet oxygen kits aboard. We have made it our mission to supply and equip every fire truck in all 46 counties in South Carolina with these kits.

PET(s) INSIDE” decals are now available for your home, office, motor home, apartment or anywhere your pet(s) are kept. These decals are vinyl and cling to any clean surface without glue or other adhesive.  They can be removed without any residue and reused wherever needed.

These easily recognizable decals are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by firefighters, EMS personnel and other first responders and will serve to alert them to what kind and how many of your much loved pets are inside and need to be rescued during an emergency or disaster. This small, affordable decal could mean the difference in life or death for your pets in an emergency when “time is of the essence”. One hundred percent of all monies raised will go to purchase this “life or death” equipment. The kit that you purchase may save your own pet one day!

We accept all donations and corporate sponsorships. Contact Mary Ellen Tobias: or Nena Sinclair: We accept all donations and corporate sponsorships. Contact Mary Ellen Tobias: maryellen.tobias49@We accept all donations and corporate sponsorships. Contact Mary Ellen Tobias: or Nena Sinclair:

The Pet Oxygen Kit Project, Inc. is registered with the South Carolina Department of Revenue and Secretary of State as 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.*

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