South Jersey Girl Scout makes pet first aid kits for first responders

By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Girl Scout from South Jersey earned an award for creating and donating pet first aid kits to first responders in her town. 

“I’ve always loved animals and I want to make sure they are properly cared for,” said 10-year-old Skylar Foster.

Foster went to Home Depot, Tractor Supply and other stores that donated all the items needed to make 17 first aid kits for pets. And she thought of everything.

“Antibiotics, Dawn dish soap so that they can bathe the dogs and cats. And a pet oxygen mask,” she detailed.

And so much more. The kits were donated to the Winslow Township Police, Fire and EMS.

Foster’s mother Lauren, full of pride, said it was great to see her take ownership of the project and see it through.

“She went on the ASPCA website and got ideas for what should be in the kits and then she started hustling,” she said.

Foster earned the Bronze Award from the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey for her efforts, the highest honor available for a Girl Scout Junior. She said she hopes her hard work helps save some lives.