Pet Network Animal Friends Transporting Pets From Angora Fire

The Angora Fire that has destroyed about 200 homes near Lake Tahoe was about 40% contained on Tuesday evening. But late on Tuesday night, there was a setback “when a backfire set by firefighters to control the blaze jumped a fireline, forcing a new round of evacuations.” About 2,000 people were evacuated. This means more pets in the area will need help.

Pet Network Animal Friends, a non-profit organization animal rescue and adoption organization, is providing immediate relief efforts for displaced pets from victims of the Angora Fire.

Pet Network has collected and transported vital pet food and supplies to the disaster area, along with crates for securing pets. Its staff and volunteers have begun transporting dogs and cats from the overcrowded disaster area facilities to its shelter in Incline Village for safe temporary boarding until owners can resettle and secure their pets.

“We want families to know that we are here to help,” Pet Network Board Member Beverly Keil said. “We are here to provide a safe, secure, longer temporary home for the animals. Pets that may have been separated from their families will be kept here and families can bring their pets here while they are dealing with their own displacement.”

If you are looking for lost pets or want to post a found pet, please email charbert@petnetwork.org with a description of the pet and a photo, if available.

More on rescuing the pets from the Angora Fire after the jump.

From The Record-Courier:

Volunteers will be needed for this emergency situation because of the abundance of time, attention to the animals and patience it requires, Pet Network Adoption Manager Julie Lopez said. Many of the animals are in an overwhelming state of stress and are afraid.

Individuals wishing to volunteer services such as transportation or foster care of animals or those who have supplies to donate should contact Pet Network at (775) 832-4404. Dry and wet dog and cat food, cat litter, blankets and bedding are especially needed and cash donations are always welcomed.

Individuals in need of sheltering for dogs, cats or other small domestic pets should contact Pet Network’s Director of Animal Welfare, Susan Paul, at (775) 720-3773.

Check Pet Network’s site for updates on the rescue efforts.

2 Responses to “Pet Network Animal Friends Transporting Pets From Angora Fire”

  1. Cynthia Blue says:

    Sounds like the animals are being taken care of, which is great. I’ll be at dog camp in Tahoe in September, so I hope all is well.

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