Protecting Animals from the Fires
As people are dealing with the effects of the local wildfires, there are also organizations making sure the four-legged victims are being looked after. Especially since there are so many horses in the fire-stricken neighborhoods.
The LA Times reports on the evacuation of animals from the Porter Ranch and Marek wildfires. "One person said 100 to 150 horses had been turned loose in Brown's Canyon as the flames neared because they could not be evacuated in time."
The ASPCA's emergency DART (Disaster Animal Response Team) was dispatched Monday to assist animal victims of the Marek fire.
Pierce College was able to assist many with their pets, but at some point last night had to stop taking new "boarders". The LAFD website recommends contacting L.A. Animal Services: (888)452-7381
According to the LAFD website, livestock affected by the Sesnon evacuations are to be taken to The Ventura County Fairgrounds. The livestock Evacuation Center for the Marek fire is Hansen Dam Equestrian Center.