Help Taylor Bridge Fire Victims

Fire Clouds – Taylor Bridge Fire

It’s no secret that the human victims of the Taylor Bridge Fire near Cle Elum, Washington need help. What isn’t as well known is just how many animals need your assistance as well.

This week I was shocked to learn that hundreds of animals are temporarily being housed at the fairgrounds, local vet offices, and foster homes after being displaced by the fire. Some were turned loose so they could escape the flames and posses are rounding them up. Some did not survive the blaze and burned or suffocated to death.

There are dogs, cats, horses, cows, rabbits, turkeys, and probably other animals that could benefit from your donations. Here are a couple of links to help you direct your time, material goods, or money:

The Seattle Times also provides some links, including to AARF Animal Rescue:

I hope to soon have a picture up of a very sweet dog who needs a new home after this horrible event.

Please spread the word and contact these organizations to find out what they need. There are more than enough of us to help ALL of these furry and feathered friends, and with the Ellensburg Rodeo coming up next week, there will be a lot of people in town who might be able to go home with a new pet cow or a dog to copilot their vehicle.

Thank you! And thanks to the local resident who provided this unearthly picture to me from close to ground zero.


If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. –William Penn


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