The massive wildfires in California are deeply affecting residents, officers and more, including the animals. Lives have been lost, residents evacuated and animals homeless. The battle continues daily to manage the blaze.
Two little creatures were far from home, wandering around the street. They seemed to move slowly with no real purpose or intention. Smoke was in the air everywhere and surely compromising the animals in some way.
Luckily, Chris Harvey and Fire Chief Gary Loesch were on their way to Paradise, California to take care of a tree that fell. As they drove they saw the two slowly moving donkeys along the route. They couldn’t clearly see what type of animal it was at first. Once they got closer, they realized what they were.
“We pulled over to let them pass, and saw that they looked very tired, worn out and thirsty,” Harvey explained in an interview. “I tried to give them some water in my hand from a water bottle, but it kept spilling out.”
The men gave apples from their bags and water to drink. The donkeys ate and drank, and seemed to perk up a little bit.
“They ate the apples quickly and seemed grateful for the snack,” Harvey shared. “We called base camp and had them dispatch animal control officers to get the donkeys.”
The men stayed with the animals to make sure they were okay until officers arrived. Thanks to these men, these little guys are going to be okay.
Please keep residents, our servicemen and women and all of God’s creatures in prayer during this difficult time.