As the massive Caldor fire crept closer to Lake Tahoe WIldlife Care (LTWC), the staff was ready. Within an hour and a half, they coaxed animals into transport crates, sometimes with inventive methods. LTWC finds and receives injured and sick animals and helps them get back to the wilderness. As wildfires worsen, firefighters, state-funded disaster veterinarians, and rescue centers like LTWC are redoubling their efforts to save whoever they can. Yet even with extra help, not all can be saved, and there have been more reports of burned animals as fire intensity increases. For those who are found, veterinarians and care workers stop at nothing to recuperate them. Others who are too injured for release are given permanent homes where they can help educate the public.

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