About Us

Tiny masks aid efforts to save family pets in fires.

Losing a beloved animal companion is always a difficult experience, but it becomes devastating when we realize that it could have been prevented. Fire fighters, animal control officers and other first responders can feel helpless when confronted with an animal victim.  They want to help, but often lack the proper equipment to do so.

Air For Paws honors all our animal companions by helping to equipment first responders with animal resuscitation kits and training.

Air For Paws was created with the goal of getting pet oxygen masks on board every fire, police and emergency medical service rescue truck.  These masks have found their way into the hands of first responders primarily through word of mouth and the generosity of compassionate pet owners like you.

 

Make a donation today.

 

 

TERRY MORIYAMA

Founder/President

Air For Paws was founded by Terry Moriyama in the memory of her beloved pups Sammi and Nikki. The 2004 grass-roots effort then became a non-profit organization in 2009. Living in Morgan Hill, Terry is a real estate consultant with a background in marketing sales and project management.  Terry’s busy household includes her husband, Tom and fur-kids Gizmo, Misha, Kiki, Anna, Morris, Mama & Tigger too!  Seen here with Gizmo.

 

 

 

 

Dr. MICHELLE D. GRIFFIN

Secretary/Medical Director

Dr. Griffin has been a practicing veterinarian since 1996 and accepted an associate veterinary position with South County Animal Hospital in 2004 and partnership in 2009. Michelle is a advocate for the Air For Paws foundation, volunteering her time to train local firemen and first responders on the proper use of CPR equipment. Michelle lives in Gilroy with her daughter; Kyndra.

 

 

 

 

CAROLINE ALEXANDER

Fund Development Director

Caroline is the newest addition to Air For Paws, coming in as Treasurer and Fund Development Director in 2009. We welcome her energy with open arms!  Caroline lives in Morgan Hill with her husband, Paul and daughter, Jordon, along with their labradors and parakeets.