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After Fire, Graham Rallies For Animals

The community around Graham continues to come together after the Firestorm Across Texoma. Four-legged victims are the focus of attention. The fire forced many animals to evacuate.

The Humane Society of Young County has provided a home for dozens of pets and other animals. Cats, dogs, ducks and even guinea pigs have taken refuge in the shelter. Larger animals were being held in the Ag Arena.

The shelter has been closed to the general public, so they can cater exclusively to the stranded animals. Pet parents were able to come and check on their little loved ones as needed, and the staff made sure they were fed and watered.

7 head of cattle were lost in the blaze in Young County alone. The animals that survived were in dire straits because thousands of acres of grazing have been lost. Community members have been working with area officials and the Humane Society of North Texas to gather people with trucks and trailers to move some of the animals to new grazing land.

Homer Fields lives off Cement Mountain Road, outside of Graham. When the fire approached his property, he was forced to flee. Several of his horses wound up at the Ag Arena.

Fields is very grateful for the assistance. "I appreciate everything they've done and they've done it real right and I tell you what I appreciate it," said Fields.

If you are able to help in the recovery efforts, contact the Humane Society of Young County at 940-549-1692.

Paul Harrop, Newschannel 6

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