Pet Tales: Animal Rescue For Butte Fire, Valley Fire
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Cats nap at the UC Davis veterinary hospital as they recover from injuries sustained in the Butte Fire. The hospital is using Facebook to help reunite owners with their pets.
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
As hundreds of people fled fires in Lake, Calaveras and Amador Counties in the past weeks so did goats, horses, cows, dogs and cats. Animal organizations from around the state stepped in to help with the rescue effort, which presents its own unique series of challenges. Just finding enough food, water and medical care for the animals can be a feat in itself. Insight speaks with the leaders of two organizations that were instrumental in caring for animals evacuated from the Valley and Butte Fires.
Guest: Monica Stevens, Executive Director of Jameson Rescue Ranch, which was based at the Calistoga Fairgrounds.