Two San Diego Humane Society Officers Headed To Caldor Fire To Assist With Animals' Needs
Large, destructive wildfires have been tearing through large swaths of Northern California for weeks. The biggest one now is the Caldor fire, burning near Lake Tahoe.
Firefighters from across San Diego County have been answering the call to help. And now help of a different kind is coming from two San Diegans.
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Along with the disaster caused for people by the Caldor fire, it’s also been a nightmare for animals. So, just like when the call goes out for help from firefighters, a similar call went out for help with the critters.
The San Diego Humane Society answered the call, providing two out of 10 animal control officers requested from across the state.
Officers Joy Ollinger and Sandra Anderson packed up their stuff and headed out early Thursday morning.
Once they arrive in the fire zone, they'll be ready to help in a variety of ways.
Their boss, Sgt. Austin Seuferer, detailed some of the ways they'll be able to assist: “Welfare checks, animal bites, daily food and care with animal husbandry as well as our officers are ready prepped to do any cruelty investigations.”
Officers Ollinger and Anderson will be in the fire region for the next 10 days helping the most vulnerable among us — the animals.