UC Davis treats dozens of pets badly burned in 2 wildfires

Sep 27, 2015 1:20 PM by News Staff

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - University of California, Davis veterinarians are treating dozens of pets badly burned in two Northern California wildfires and they say the animals will be placed for adoption once they recover.

The Sacramento Bee reports Saturday the teaching hospital has received more than 40 cats, along with four horses, two pigs, two chickens, a dog and a goat.

Officials say that the animals that recover and are unclaimed by their families will be placed for adoption by shelters in their home counties.

In a few cases, firefighters who rescued cats from the charred rubble and brush have requested permission to adopt them if the owners cannot be found.

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