Equine Community Rallying To Help Animals Affected By Fires In California

Rachel Shackelford, a horse trainer from Lincoln, Calif., is spearheading the effort to evacuate animals from the Camp Fire that devastated the town of Paradise in Northern California. Shackelford said that the horse community has rallied together to help what animals they can and that NorCal Livestock Evacuation volunteers have been working with certified agencies to ensure that the animals affected by the fire are receiving the care they need, says Fox News.

Though the experience has been “very devastating,” Shackelford said that social media has been useful in helping with the rescue efforts. Donations, both in-kind and monetary, have been coming in, she told Fox News.

The Camp Fire has burned more than 130,000 acres and has killed 48 people. It is 35 percent contained  as of Wednesday morning, reports CBS News.

Read more at Fox News.

See images from Rachel’s Facebook page here and here.

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