How to help prevent your cat getting lost when a wildfire approaches?

Alia Tavenner and Astro reunited

NEWS AND COMMENT: There is a story coming out of Polson, Montana, USA, about a lucky cat who escaped a wildfire. I am happy that Astro made it back to his family. He was burnt and bruised with damaged lungs and swollen paws. Some whiskers were missing. He was singed but he made it. …

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Cats rescued from California fires suffer from burnt paws and smoke inhalation

Cats suffered burnt paws and smoke inhalation in Calif wild fires

Mass and rapid evacuations by residents caught up in the massive, raging California fires resulted in companion animals being left behind. The residents fled without their pets. It reminds me of the floods. It must have been rapid and terrifying. These are thumbnails. Please click on them for larger images. In some ways the …

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Russell’s story: ginger cat badly burned in house fire is loved back to health

Russell a cat burned in a house fire

Warning: I am told the video is tough to view if you are a cat lover. I have not seen it. I have difficulty with that sort of video. I found this story on the Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care Facebook page thanks to Diane Ricciardi Stewart’s Facebook page. I then drilled down …

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Heroic Veterinary Medics at Middletown Animal Hospital Continue To Treat Victims of Wildfire

The headline news about the California wildfires have subsided but the work to treat the animals who miraculously survived, some with severe injuries, continues and will do so for months to come. Middletown Animal Hospital is in Lake County, California and a wildfire in that area which started on 12th September consumed 76,000 acres …

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