Early last week, American Humane Rescue rushed to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to provide assistance to animal victims and pet owners impacted by the devastating wildfires that recently ravaged the state.
Our team has been working at the American Red Cross emergency shelter at the Rocky Top Sports Complex in East Tennessee, providing care for those affected by the blaze—like Chuck, a Tennessee resident, and his two dogs Oscar and Coco.
When police ordered Chuck to evacuate his apartment to escape the deadly wildfires that were fast approaching his home, he refused to leave Oscar and Coco.
“Not without my dogs,” he told the officers.
Chuck quickly scrambled to scoop up his beloved dogs, before racing to safety at the emergency shelter.
Helping Tennessee residents like Chuck, Oscar, and Coco begin to heal from the devastation they have experienced as a result of the wildfires is what American Humane Rescue is dedicated to.