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Residents asked to be aware of wild animals fleeing fires


SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION)--Officials are asked people who live in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties to be aware that animals are fleeing the fires and they may show up in neighborhoods and yards.

Native Animal Rescue of Santa Cruz is urging people to bring domestic animals in at night and to let the wild ones pass through.

You're asked to put out buckets of water for them—they are scared, exhausted, and have lost their homes—they need to rest and refuel.

Mary Coleman

Mary Coleman is a morning anchor and managing editor at KION News Channel 5/46.


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  1. Just water? How about food? Leftover lettuce or other vegetables? I noticed that lots of the critters here really go after my dogs food every chance they get. I know Monterey has the tree hugging attitude towards feeding animals but perhaps now is not the time for that? Well, I am going to move my dogs water and food bowl outside. It would be a shame if a starving animal were to come across it and get a good meal and some water.

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