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Local team prepares to move out animals from Dolan Fire evacuation zones

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GREENFIELD, Calif. (KION) As more and more people evacuate or prepare to leave because of the Dolan Fire, a team of locals is getting ready to help evacuate animals.

They have trailers ready to go at a staging area in Greenfield in case evacuees need help getting their animals to safety as the Dolan Fire 
moves closer to South Monterey County.

They’re all volunteers and came together to form the California Evacuation Team.

They told KION they’ll likely go to the Arroyo Seco and Jolon areas if people 
need help evacuating animals.

As animal owners themselves, they felt the need to help, and they’ve put 
their own money and resources into rescuing live stock from several area 
wildfires, including the River and CZU lightning complex fires. Now, they're helping as the Dolan Fire continues to burn.

Organizer Amanda Glenn's biggest warning to people is to take these evacuations seriously, before it’s too late.

“Don’t wait until it’s mandatory. If you have a chance to get out of there, 
get out of there. If you have the means to set up a location for your animal 
to get to, please–I can’t emphasize it enough, help us get your animal 
there,” Glenn said.

She also said that some people wait until it’s too late and then, the fire 
department may not let them through.

She said they’ve seen some animals that have burn injuries from the River 
Fire so she can’t stress enough to get help while you can.

The Monterey County SPCA is also helping coordinate getting trailers out to evacuation areas so if you need help, you can call 831-373-2631 during the day or 831-264-5455 at night.

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Elisha Machado

Elisha Machado is a weekend anchor and multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.


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