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July 5, 2012

Wayne's Blog: Helping Animals Affected by Wildfires and Severe Weather

Wayne's Blog: A Humane Nation

  • Horses on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana were among the recipients of more than 30,000 pounds of hay after the devastating wildfires. Wendy Hergenraeder/The HSUS

Fires, floods, and other natural disasters aren't selective. They make victims of people and animals. That's especially true for people and pets, since their lives are bound together.

Over the past several days, we've been reaching out to local agencies to offer assistance in the West, where there are hundreds of wildfires—the worst of which have evacuation orders associated with them.

We coordinated the delivery of more than 30,000 pounds of hay from Cavietta Ranch to help feed 200 horses at the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana, where the Ash Creek fire has caused a shortage of grazing land for livestock. We've also provided food and water to pets left behind in evacuated areas, and we're providing hay for a horse owner in Fairview, Utah, who has lost 11 of his 120 horses as a result of the Wood Hollow fires.

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