California’s Carr Fire is forcing not only people – but animals to evacuate

Posted at 8:07 AM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 10:07:10-04

The massive Carr Fire continues to grow in northern California. It’s the 9th most destructive wildfire in California’s history.

The fire has forced thousands of people out of their homes, but they’re not the only one’s affected by the flames. Animals are being forced out too. 

A shelter in Redding, is overrun with dogs, cats and even a pet pig. All of them were brought to the shelter because their owners, who evacuated, can’t take the animals to shelters or other temporary housing.

On Monday, volunteers from the East Bay S-P-C-A brought 100 dogs down from the Redding shelter. They were already up for adoption before the fire broke out, but now, the shelter is now desperate for room for the evacuated animals.