Video Of Lost And Found Pets From California Wildfires

Our thoughts go out to everyone, both two-legged and four-legged. A big thank you to all of the volunteers, workers, organizations who graciously helped.

(Thanks Marilyn)

9 Responses to “Video Of Lost And Found Pets From California Wildfires”

  1. Sharon says:

    This made me cry. I hope some of the lost are found and that found find their owners. I’m just glad that they are letting people take their pets with them to shelters instead of separating them the way they did during Katrina. How many thousands of animals died because of the way our government treated the people of New Orleans. Those who lost pets in Katrina will never recover because of what was done to them and their loved ones.

  2. Jenny Bark says:

    Sharon, I’m crying too, I agree with every single word you said 100%. I’m still praying for the people & pets in Calf., & am so proud of how they treated & helped everybody. I can close my eyes & still see the people & pets faces in Katrina & I don’t think that will ever go away. My feeling about a lot of things in our dear America has changed after Katrina.

  3. Nora and Rufus says:

    All those poor defenseless animals. I am going to bawl my head off.

  4. Trudy Jackson says:

    I just can’t stop crying. Poor innocent little fur kids.

  5. janet says:

    me too, what a wonderful video.

  6. Sylvia says:

    Watching this you can feel your heart break……….

  7. Lynn says:

    Please, from one southern Californian to the rest of the world: Never leave your homes without your pets if disaster is near. Take them with you, if only for a quick trip to the store for milk. [Consider hot weather and temperature inside a vehicle, too. Maybe milk isn’t important enough to go to the store.]

    My friend Gregg got his wife, three daughters, 1 dog, 3 cats, and one bearded dragon out of their home and to an evacuation site where they stayed for several days. The hell with the rest of the things in the house……the family is the top priority.

    Upon hearing that an evacuee had a bearded dragon in an aquarium, a volunteer DVM sent over a towel to the critter to keep him warm.

    These are the stories that touch your hearts.

    Having been evacuated 12 years or so ago in the Laguna fires, I can tell you that you are literally in a state of shock for a while. This is a critical time if you’ve never had to decide what things to take with you - and you only have a few minutes to decide. With flames ready to leap into your yard there’s no time to think. You must react. Immediately.

    So wherever you are, whatever natural disasters befall your area, think now of what you would take. Make a list. Make people in the house responsible for one item on the list [e.g., Bobby takes the bunny, Lisa takes Fluffy, Mom gets the papers……] But make that list now and share it with the family. Don’t wait for disaster to strike.

  8. Holly says:

    We had a major flood here in Winnipeg 10 years ago, which fortunately did not affect our family. But we did end up with my brother in law’s kid’s goldfish. When the Katrina thing happened we decided that the only things we would ever worry about taking would be our kids and our pets. It would be sad to lose baby pictures, etc but we could never leave a life behind, even something as small as a newt. We have a plan to transport even our smallest critters if need be. My oldest son knows to grab his gecko but I will ensure that I have each member of the family responsible for a critter - as we have quite a few, I can’t possibly get them all. Thanks for the good advice. I hope I never need it.


  9. Betty J. Liebert says:

    First of all what a beautiful piece, It absolutly just broke my heart seeing those defenseless animals looking around like wheres my mommy or daddy. There is no way I would leave my two dogs behind I’d just have to burn up holding my sweethearts . I’ve heard so many times get the people out don’t worry about anything else . Well thats never goingto happen with my two boys. And I’m sure most of the people that got separated did’nt mean for that to happen, but no official better ever tell me you must leave your animals behind ? God bless those animals that where left behind and God bless all the workers or just your every day person the reached out .

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