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Woodbury Fire: Humane Society providing help for evacuees with pets

Posted: 11:10 AM, Jun 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-21 14:17:22-04
Humane Society Woodbury Fire

The Arizona Humane Society is helping evacuees care for their animals during the Woodbury Fire.

MAP: Woodbury Fire burning east of Valley

The AHS Disaster Response team has been deployed to the area, as they are the state’s designated responder for animals in distress during natural disasters.

A Gila County Animal Control emergency animal shelter has been set up at Miami Intermediate School (4739 S. Ragus Road, Miami, AZ, 85539).

PHOTOS: Woodbury Fire burns thousands of acres in Arizona

They have medical staff, animal care personnel and Emergency Animal Medical Technicians on scene. AHS has a relief trailer and box truck of supplies including kennels, food, blankets and vaccines.

As of Friday morning, two dogs and a cat are utilizing the shelter.

AHS is monitoring the situation and will decide if more supplies and personnel are needed.

Livestock can be brought to the Gila County Fairgrounds.

FAST FACTS: Woodbury Fire burning in east-central Arizona