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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:48 PM
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LA Daily News: Rescuers round up frightened pets
Article Last Updated: 9/30/2005 12:55 AM

Rescuers round up frightened pets

Dana Bartholomew, Staff writer
LA Daily News

They had worked all night to save frightened animals from the flames: stallions, llamas, goats, pigs, chickens, parakeets, even a giant tortoise.

By Thursday, rescuers had safely gathered more than 300 horses and other pets at animal evacuation centers at Pierce College, Hansen Dam and the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

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By morning, the Pierce College farm had hosted 210 horses - twice as many equine refugees as during the wildfires of 2003. A hundred more were taken to Hansen Dan Equestrian Center.

Assisted by Los Angeles Animal Services officers, veterinarians treated each animal for shock. Volunteers soothed nervous dogs and cats.

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Meanwhile, federal wildlife trackers monitored one bobcat and its kitten, tagged with an electronic device, to ensure they were safe.

"The concern is that they're kind of cornered here between the fire and the urban area," said Joanne Moriarty, a wildlife technician with the National Park Service.

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http://www2.dailynews.com/news/ci_3073881

Staff Writers Rachel Uranga and Josh Kleinbaum contributed to this report.


Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com

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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:13 PM
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1. fires kill everything. God bless everyone in this.
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dretceterini Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:25 PM
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2. New leash on life
does a superb job in the Los Angeles area. support them any way you can...
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Spike from MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:56 PM
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3. Thanks for the tip. I appreciate it.
Animals are so often forgotten when disaster strikes. I'm very grateful for the organizations and volunteers that help out and I try to donate to them whenever I can. When Katrina hit, I donated equal amounts to "animal" and "people" charities. Some might consider that to be skewed in the wrong direction but the way I see it, I donated and that's really all that matters.

Thanks again. I'll put New Leash On Life on my list for the next round.
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