A bit of positive news has emerged from the Carr Fire which continues to burn through Shasta County, California.
A cat and a chicken found together in the doorway of a home were rescued by some of the heroes battling the blaze.
“Crews came upon an unlikely pair of animals impacted by the fire,” explained a post on the Grass Valley Firefighters Facebook page. “In the doorway of a home, they found a cat and a chicken huddled together for safety and support. The animals had survived what was one of the most destructive fires in memory finding comfort in each other in the doorway of the home.”
The firefighters gave the new-found friends fresh water and were, after much reassurance, able to coax the bonded buddies into an animal carrier where they remained while waiting for the SPCA to arrive.
The cat and the chick each had burns that required treatment, but both are expected to make full recoveries from their injuries.
Now deemed the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history, the Carr Fire is currently only 37% contained.
It is estimated that more than 800 pets have been displaced by the fire.
As previously reported by WAN, the Haven Humane Society, which has taken in more than 500 small animals, is located at 1816 CA-273 in Anderson. WAN suggests calling first to find out if they are still accepting animals. The number is (530) 241-2550.
Other animal evacuee centers in the area include:
Large animal shelter: Tehama County Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd Red Bluff
Large animal shelter: Intermountain Fairgrounds, 530-336-5005, 44218 A St, McArthur
Large and small animal shelter: Redding Rodeo Grounds, 715 Auditorium Dr, Redding