The County’s Department of Animal Services has rescued a Rottweiler from the Border Fire and are now looking for his owner.
The approximately eight-year-old mixed breed was found wandering along the side of Highway 94, and taken to their animal care facility in Bonita.
He has burns to all four pads to his feet. His wounds were cleaned, ointments were applied to his paws and then they were bandaged.
“As with any animal rescued during a fire or other disaster, the owner will have 14 days to come forward and claim him. If no owner comes forward, we strive to place all of our animals up for adoption,” Dan DeSousa, Deputy Director for Animal Services said.
This injured dog from the #BorderFire is safe at our Bonita shelter, but we're looking for his owners. 619-236-2341 pic.twitter.com/lKO9IwMMv8— SanDiegoCounty (@SanDiegoCounty) June 21, 2016
They currently have 22 chickens, 2 goats, numerous rabbits, one horse, one cat, and several dogs that were also rescued from the fire at the care facility in Bonita.
The fire has burned more than 7,500 acres and prompted evacuations from the Potrero area since Sunday.
The owner should call Animal Services at 619-236-2341.