The Humane Society of Southern Arizona launched a relief effort to Eager, Ariz. to evacuate and transport shelter animals that are in danger from the Cedar Creek Fire.
HSSA used three transport vehicles and six employees, making a quick round-trip to northern Arizona Thursday afternoon, taking back 30 dogs from a make-shift shelter in Eager.
The Humane Society of the White Mountains worked with HSSA to transfer the animals into the Tucson shelter to make more space available to other pets who need shelter. As the fire continues, the shelter may need more space for strays or surrendered animals.
HSSA says they have started a crowd fundraiser to help the cost of transporting these animals. After these animals are brought to HSSA they will be made available for adoption. The animals will be available at a variety of HSSA adoption locations throughout Tucson in about one to two weeks.
To donate to the crowd raising fund and to find an update on the animals being brought to HSSA, go to their Facebook page or site here.
The link to the crowd fundraising can be found here.