Two kittens and a cat (in separate incidences) were rescued from the flames of the Carlton Complex fire and are expected to recover.
All three suffered burns. Lake Chelan Veterinary Hospital is caring for the cat and has set up the Alta Good Samaritan Fund, to be used to help animals impacted by the fire (with medical costs, for example). Any funds left over will be donated to Washington State Animal Response Team. Send a check or money order to Lake Chelan Veterinary Hospital, P.O. Box 1238, Chelan, WA 98816. Please mark Attn: Alta Good Samaritan Fund on all checks.
Places for animals to shelter in Chelan:
SMALL ANIMALS Chelan High School. Near a Red Cross shelter, this is the only one that allows you to bring your animals. Run by WASART)
LARGE ANIMALS -- sheep, cattle, horses Rodeo Grounds in Chelan. If you can, bring their food, but food is available at the rodeo grounds. If you need to bring your animals in, contact Rod Cool at 509-470-0360. Not staffed: owners will have to feed their stock themselves.
Cashmere Fairgrounds (not staffed, but okay for livestock)
The Waterville Fairgrounds are being made available for large animals if needed. Shelly Moser 670-3446. Might be able to help with hauling here too. Not staffed.
Shelter in Okanogan:
SMALL & LARGE ANIMALS Okanogan Fairgrounds for both small and large animals. Staffed by WASART.
Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Wenatchee is also helping with small animals.
WASART says The Cat & Dog Clinic of Bellevue will treat any animals from the fire area at no charge. (Dr. Kit Bowerman)
Donations of dog, cat and small animal food are being accepted at the Chelan Food Bank at 102 Emerson St.
Donate to WASART