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Central Oregon’s Pet Evacuation Team provides animal rescue services

As fires blaze through Oregon, many people need to evacuate their homes at a moment’s notice. And some might have pets that need to be evacuated too. That’s where Central Oregon’s Pet Evacuation Team steps in. The organization works with partners like the American Red Cross and county emergency services to help evacuate pets in disasters like wildfires.

Vikki Sheerer is a regional coordinator for the Pet Evacuation Team. Julie Rosqvist-Gerard is a dairy farmer who recently used the organization’s services for her goats, dogs, cats and bunnies. We learn more about the organization and how it can help people with pets in an emergency situation.

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