July 11th, Hi-Dez Kennels evacuated from its permanent
location in Yucca Valley due to the close proximity of the Sawtooth
complex fire that raged through nearby Pioneertown.
relocated to a
makeshift shelter at Homestead Valley Park, a
small recreation center, in Landers. The kennels offered to
house pets and livestock belonging to residents of evacuated areas.
Families fleeing the fires brought cats, dogs, pigs and horses.
On July 13th the kennels were determined to be clear of fire danger
and the shelter resumed operating at the facility in Yucca Valley,
still housing animals from evacuated areas. The photos here
were taken at the temporary shelter on July 12th.
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800-pound hog, a sow, and three piglets were dropped at the
makeshift shelter by an evacuating family. They were housed in
the park's playground enclosure where the hog ran ecstatic laps.
piglet examines the slide.
and Hogs. Dogs in a neighboring enclosure didn't seem to
know what to make of the pigs next door.
bathed in her water tub. She then spilled water on the sand
and wallowed in it.
evacuated horses grazed in right field on the park's baseball
summer heat exceeding 104 degrees plagued the makeshift shelter.
Morongo Basin residents donated fans offering relief to sheltered