June 28, 2012
Wildfires in Colorado, Utah, Montana
The HSUS offers help for animals, reminds residents to take pets with them
Twelve fires in Colorado have consumed 181,426 acres and resulted in the evacuation of almost 35,000 residents. The HSUS reminds pet owners to take their pets with them if facing evacuation.
The HSUS has remained in close contact with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and the Larimer Humane Society, all of which are providing temporary emergency sheltering to the pets of evacuees.
The HSUS has also offered assistance to the Front Range Equine Rescue in Larkspur, Colo., which faced evacuation orders of the horses in its care today. At this time, assistance is not needed by agencies outside of Colorado.
Sizing up fires elsewhere
Our Animal Rescue Team is assessing needs in Utah, where fires have impacted large numbers of livestock in the Sanpete County area, and in Montana, where rural areas do not have local animal sheltering facilities.
The HSUS has remained in contact with the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, which is currently sheltering companion animals evacuated due to the Dahl fires near Helena, Mont.