Not only have people and properties been affected by the Eagle Creek Fire, so have pets and livestock.
Over 400 animals have been evacuated. Jackie Rose, Director of Multnomah County Animal Services, says the majority of those animals are livestock and horses.
The Multnomah County Animal Shelter is currently housing around 25 animals. The majority of them are pets under emergency boarding. Rose says most of the livestock have been transferred to Clackamas Fairgrounds as a holding place, and another facility has taken in the horses.
An amazing out pour of volunteers have stepped up. Nearly 1,200 people have volunteered to help at local animal welfare organizations, 75 of those at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter.
If you'd like to volunteer, contact Multnomah County Animal Services directly at 503-988-7387. They'll put your information on a list and contact you. Rose says what they don't want is people heading out to the scene. It's not allowed for safety reasons and law enforcement has blocked the roads.
They also ask for you to not donate supplies right now because it takes away from any rescue efforts. They will reach out when supplies are needed.