USA: Animals cared for in shelters amid California wildfires

As the devastating wildfires continue in California, several shelters caring for animals have been opened to help owners save their pets. Some like the shelters at Napa Valley College and Crosswalk Community Church allow pets like cats and dogs to stay with their owners or in a separate room, Wednesday. Local citizen Dee Rosier brought her cats to the shelter instead of waiting for the rush of... Еще an evacuation order: «I brought my cats, and I brought some pieces of the couple of plants of mine 'cause I couldn't bring the whole plant. It's just the living things that matter, the rest doesn't.» Fifteen separate wildfires have raged in Northern California, killing at least 17 people amid 122,000 acres of affected land, and prompting a state of emergency. At least seven people have died in Santa Rosa alone. Fires began on Monday and have left firefighters unable to bring the infernos under control. At least 2,000 properties have been destroyed as a result and over 100 people were treated at hospitals for smoke and burn related injuries alone.

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