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Pet Tales: Wildfire Impacts On Animals

Jonathan J. Cooper / AP Photo

An unidentified cat injured his paws when wildfires swept through California wine country is cared for at Sonoma County Animal Services in Santa Rosa, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

Jonathan J. Cooper / AP Photo

How are animals affected by the wildfires throughout Northern California? In this month’s Pet Tales, pet expert Gina Spadafori explains the impact smoke can have on their lungs, the best ways to get them evacuated and how to protect them from fire dangers.

Alana Curtis, head trainer at Sunfire Equestrian in Woodland, singlehandedly organized the evacuation of more than 100 animals, including horses, goats, donkeys and more. She joins Gina to discuss the evacuation process.


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 Pet Tales

Chris Remington

Former Producer, Insight

Chris joined Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak” in September 2016, booking a wide variety of guests, developing questions and producing music elements for the program.  Read Full Bio 

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