- Firefighters are often too busy battling disaster to rescue pets
- Former firefighter Jen Leary founded Red Paw Emergency Relief to help pets and owners
- The nonprofit rescues, boards and cares for animals until their humans get back on their feet
- Do you know a hero? Nominations are open for 2014 CNN Heroes
Philadelphia (CNN)Hazel Donnelly was taking her husband to the doctor when they got a call that their apartment building was on fire.