Grass fire evacuation

Owners evacuated their horses from pastures threatened by a fast-moving wildfire in this file photo.

Lewis and Clark County Disaster and Emergency Services is attempting to update the list of volunteers that are willing and able to transport and house livestock and pets during an emergency.

Livestock often are placed in danger during emergencies such as flooding and wildfires. Owners may need assistance not only moving them, but also rounding them up and housing them, according to the county.

Additionally, sometimes people place themselves in danger, choosing not to evacuate because shelters don’t take pets.

Those interested in volunteering may contact the Lewis and Clark County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator’s Office at 406-447-8285.

The information needed is:

  • The address animals can be brought to.
  • The type of animals that can be housed.
  • How many animals that can be housed.
  • Whether or not you can assist in rounding up and/or transporting livestock.

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