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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Animal Rescue and Shelter Operations

The Jefferson County Animal Rescue Team (JCART) has been actively involved throughout the Blue Bell Fire.  Many animals, large and small, were evacuated by the JCART along side with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Animal Control.

This picture was taken inside an Animal Control truck. This 'new admin assistant' “Mautzie” was evacuated from Snowshoe Trail early on during the fire.

Current Animal Rescue and Shelter Numbers:
The Jefferson County Fairgrounds housed 36 horses and 16 alpacas overnight.
The Foothills Animal Shelter housed 65 dogs, cats and other small animals. 
The Conifer High School shelters housed 3 cats.

The JCART team continues to have 50 volunteers on standby.  There are two active Animal Control units currently working around the fire evacuation area.