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Donations for pets sought

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The Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A. is providing services to the community and its pets affected by the Angora fire as well as its colleagues at El Dorado County Animal Control in Meyers.

“These services cannot be offered or sustained without help from individuals, businesses, mutual aid agencies and you,” said Dawn Armstrong, Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A. executive director.

“During the Oakland fire, hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and recent flooding, we saw how strong the human/animal bond is. Our pets sustain us in our darkest moments and in turn, we demand that they be valued and safe in our society,” Armstrong said. “For those who lost everything material in the fire, pets are even more precious at this moment.”

Lake Tahoe Humane Society is at 1221 Emerald Bay Road at the “Y” behind Snowshoe Thompson Ski Rental. For information call (530) 542-2857. Donations of brand-name dog and cat food are still being accepted as well as cat litter and pans.

Angora fire assistance provided for displaced pets by the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A. include:

— Pet food and supplies for evacuated families.

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— Special needs as requested for animal evacuees at the shelter.

— Instant ID tags for temporary contact numbers.

— Veterinary financial assistance for injured pets.

— Supplies for birds and exotic animals.

— Pet equipment and set-up for evacuation center.

— Outdoor dog kennels.

— Foster family matching and support, short and long term.

— Pet Loss Grief Group.

— Continuing disaster preparation education.