The Schultz fire started in Flagstaff on Saturday afternoon thanks to someone’s inability to fully extinguish their camp fire. In just a few days the fire has swallowed up 10,000 acres of beautiful forest land, leaving only black ash in its path. The fire now threatens the San Fransisco peaks. Amazingly, thanks to the courageous work of hundreds of local firefighters no structures have been destroyed but many have been evacuated from their homes. Some of the homeless include 170+ animals from the Second Chance Shelter. These animals who are already essentially homeless, were taken from the only home and security they know, to Ft. Tuthill, a temporary facility. Many of the animals are sick and of course this has caused additional stress for them. The shelter is in desperate need of cash donations to keep up with the additional costs involved with transporting animals and maintaining a temporary facility. Additional items needed are blankets and towels, ice, and dog treats other than milk bones. You can call the shelter for more information on fostering or adoptions during this transition as well as any additional help they may need. (928) 266-6431.
All photos are courtesy of local photographer Garrett Dauphars and are of actual animals at the Second Chance Shelter. Don’t you want to take them home?! You can also get up to date information on Second Chance’s Facebook Page.