Arizona animal wellness centers hit by wildfires
Arizona animal care centers and veterinary practices are among the more than 1,200 facilities hit by the devastating wildfires in the central U.S. as officials brace for the effects on human health.
The Arizona Humane Society, the animal shelter, the Humane Society of the United States, the Arizona Humane Federation, the National Wildlife Federation and the Arizona Department of Health say they will likely have to close as well.
The National Wildlife Association and the Humane Association also released statements condemning the wildfires.
Wildlife officials are working to find ways to safely transport animals to other states, and they are working closely with other state agencies to address the issue, according to the statement.
Wildlife services officials are also working to ensure that the animals are cared for appropriately and humanely and are well cared for and monitored, the statement said.
Waddell said the loss of the Arizona animal facilities is particularly devastating because of their unique and caring role in helping animals in distress and caring for pets and humans alike. “
Many of us are working day and night, and I have to say we’re not surprised at all by the devastation.”
Waddell said the loss of the Arizona animal facilities is particularly devastating because of their unique and caring role in helping animals in distress and caring for pets and humans alike.
“These animals are not animals, they are people,” Waddill said.
“They are people’s pets, their best friends, their family members.
They are family.
They need to be protected and cared for.”
Arizona is the second-most populous state in the country after Wyoming.
The fires have killed at least 23 people and destroyed hundreds of structures in southeastern Arizona, and about 80 percent of the fires have burned in central Arizona, according the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.