Officer Finds Dogs in Home Burned Out By California Wildfire

California Highway Patrol Officer Sarah Joyner gets some love from one of the dogs she rescued.
California Highway Patrol Officer Sarah Joyner gets some love from one of the dogs she rescued.

California Highway Patrol Officer Sarah Joyner, who’s a huge animal lover, was checking on homes in an area of San Andreas evacuated due to wildfires Tuesday, when she discovered two Dachshunds in the carport of an otherwise burned out home. From the looks of the picture, they were quite happy to see her. One of them suffered burned paws, but the other appeared to be uninjured. Joyner had dog food with her, so she fed them and gave them water, then got them to Animal Control so they could be taken for treatment. Within the hour after the police department shared this photo on Facebook, Katy Atnip responded, “These are my dogs!” More than 1,000 people have liked her comment. Several commenters from the area explained that orders to evacuate from the fast-moving wildfires have come quickly — sometimes when homeowners are at work — and the owner may not have been allowed back in to the area to find her dogs. Atnip will be reunited with her pets. — Read it from CHP – San Andreas via Facebook

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