In race against clock, police evacuate shelter animals threatened by California wildfire

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VACAVILLE, CA (KRON) – Newly released video shows Vacaville Police officers rushing to evacuate about sixty shelter animals threatened by a wildfire.

As the Nelson Fire tore through Solano County Saturday, the SPCA shelter appeared doomed to be consumed by its flames.

Vacaville officers worked with the Humane Animal Services, SPCA staff, and other volunteers to save as many animals as they could fit into their cars.

Officials thought all animals had been rescued, but it turns out a few cats were mistakenly left behind. 

Fortunately, the shelter was not burned, and those cats and all other animals survived. They are being cared for in various foster homes.

Here’s the Facebook post from police, which includes a statement from the Solano SPCA on the incident:

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