Volunteers working to rescue pets displaced by northern California fire

Posted at 6:04 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 20:04:29-05

CALIFORNIA – As we all know, people aren’t the only victims of wildfires like the two currently burning in California.

Many wild animals and pets are also displaced amid the chaos of fires.

Two women near the destroyed town of Paradise in northern California are working to save as many pets as they can.

So far, the volunteers have received a handful of displaced animals, but are preparing to take in more as crews get back into what’s left of the neighborhoods in Paradise.

“People have been looking for their animals, so we want to play an important role in helping these people,” said Dr. Jyl Rubin of Dr. Jyl’s Mobile Vet Connection.

Another volunteer has created an app called Paw Prints that allows animal owners to reach out and add where their pet was last seen and its description. Anyone who finds an animal can create a star through the app, add the same details, and hopefully help reunite the animal with its owner.