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What about animals?

Elaine Goodman

Dr. David Monroe of Sierra Veterinary Hospital said the facility is boarding a large number of pets that have lost their homes due to the fire. If you are missing a pet, please write down its name, description, any tag identification information, and any other pertinent information that will help us locate your pet.

If you wish to help, donations of dog, cat, or bird food, towels, blankets, cat litter, cat litter pans, or pet carriers/crates of all sizes would be appreciated. We are also looking for people willing to volunteer time to care for these animals or people willing to house animals in need. Also, financial assistance to care for these animals would be greatly appreciated.

The veterinary hospital, at 3095 Lake Tahoe Blvd., can be reached at (530) 542-1952.

Cheryl Millham of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care said her organization would be caring for any injured wildlife that is found. However, wildlife care workers were not allowed up to the fire line Sunday night to look for injured animals.

The fire area is “prime bear area,” Millham said, and bears that escaped the blaze are likely disoriented.

“The animals that have gotten out are very confused,” she said.

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Millham asked residents to take extra care to secure their garbage and ground floor doors and windows to their homes as a precaution against bears.