Large animals receive first aid after fire

April 05 2021 05:30 pm

As the Goose Fire continued to burn August 1, several large animals found themselves away from their homes at an evacuation center set up near Sierra High School. 

Founder of the Foothill Horse Rescue, Denise Price and her crew showed up to the center to assess the damage and give first aid to their injuries. 
“We don’t know who they belong to, we don’t know where they go, we’re gonna give them some apples and carrots and check them all over,” said Price of the horses. 
While at the center, the group found several injured animals, all of whom had been removed from the fast moving fire that started burning, among the most visible of the injuries was a brown mare whose face and ears became singed when she tried running through the fire. 
“You just have to go in with an open mind and be ready for whatever comes your way,” said Natalie Phelan. 
Price said they will continue to check on the animals to make sure they are doing ok. 
The group is also in need of several supplies, like fly masks and fly spray for their horses.
They also have hay and more medical supplies for nearby residents who need them. 
For more information contact, the Foothill Horse Rescue at 559-797-6191 

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