As firefighters battled the Carr fire and the Holy fire, among other fires blazing through California. We could see wild animals flee. Try not to get in their way, as they usually know where to run.
If you are in any of the surrounding areas of the fires, please keep your pets safe inside at night.
Wildlife may get lost through your neighborhood but will most likely keep moving.
Do not leave food and water out as they will feel its safe to stay in your neighborhood, and this will cause more harm than good.
They will need to return home.
Of course if there’s no other way and they appear to need assistance, please call someone to help. Never try to approach a wild animal in distress.
This bear cub rescued as shes unable to flee the Carr fire….
According to an article back in 2017 by the Pasadena Star News, California fish and game had stated that…
“In a wildfire, you should let the animals take care of themselves. It is detrimental to put food and water out for them because then they become dependent on people,” said Tira. “And that never ends well for the animals.”
Mobile animals, such as birds, deer, bobcats, mountain lions and coyotes scatter at the first sign of flames. They instinctively know how to survive and where to find a water source, he said. Snakes, wood rats and other burrowing animals will dig a hole and allow the fire to sweep over them,” he said.
If you come cross an animal needing assistance please Contact San Diego Fish and Game, Project Wildlife, or SD Humane Society.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
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To help people misplaced by the fire contact….