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Organizations volunteer to help pets threatened by Clover Fire

Published On: Sep 10 2013 09:00:39 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 10 2013 09:08:01 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

The Clover Fire has not only has destroyed homes but also left many pets roaming around trying to find their owners.

Many different organizations have been working hard to get those pets to safety.

Some organizations are running out of space, while others are working closely with CAL-FIRE taking those pets in and trying to help in any way they can.

One of those organizations is Crossroads Veterinary Clinic. They already have a good amount of horses and say they still have room for more.

"Just trying to help everyone out that needs a place for their horses to go , we take donkeys and miniature horses and whatever we can do to help," said Gina Burleson, a veterinary technician.

They say they want people to know they are there, willing to help with anything they can.

Another organization working hard is the ResQ Animal Coalition. Overnight, a couple of volunteers knocked door-to-door and were able to rescue four dogs, all of them with some sort of fire-related injury.

Among them were two labs, both suffering from heat exhaustion. Jamie Hopper said they will continue to be available to help the pets that can’t help themselves.

"They feel just like we do. They feel pain, they feel loneliness, they don't understand why theyr'e left in this disaster,” said Jamie Hopper from ResQ Animal Coalition.

Both of these organizations are open 24 hours.
ResQ Animal Coalition (530)276-ZDOG
Crossroads Veterinary Clinic (530)365-3685