Volume XV | Issue 1 | Spring 2015
A firefighter at the Boles Fire cradles a cat rescued from the disaster area.

Boles Fire claims lives of family pets

More than 100 perished in the blaze

The victims of the Boles Fire were not just people. While there were no human fatalities from the fire, the Siskiyou Humane Society in Mt. Shasta estimates that more than 100 pets died in the blaze; many more were injured.

The organization’s staff and volunteers spent days after the fire, searching for lost pets, transporting injured animals to local veterinarians and distributing pet food and supplies. Some of the costs were offset by a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. 

Residents searching for their pets  posted photos of their misssing animals to a Facebook page, Reunite the City of Weed's Animals. Photos of found animals were also posted. 

Ford Sons and Daughters Scholarship recipient Jennifer Rubio’s five-year-old yellow Lab, Milo, died in the fire, but the family cat, Fluffy, showed up in their front yard three days later.  

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