Dramatic body cam video of California police rescuing 60 animals from wildfire

Written by on August 14, 2018 in Critter MIA - No comments

As wildfires tear across California, emergency responders rush to save people and animals.

Here is the incredible body camera view from the Vacaville Police Department over the weekend as they evacuated the Solano SPCA, which was in the path of the flames from the Nelson Fire.

Some 60 dogs, cats and other animals were in the building and kennels as smoke and flames threatened.

Smoky skies and an urgent evacuation of an SPCA in California. Vacaville Police/Twitter

“Officers worked with Humane Animal Services, SPCA staff and volunteers to evacuate all they could in a race against the clock,” police tweeted.

The video is nothing short of frightening.

Foster families were quickly found for every animal.

“All of the animals are out of the shelter for the night and the shelter wasn’t damaged,” the SPCA posted on Facebook. “We are smokey but we are OK.”

Some animals even found permanent homes out of the ordeal.

Local CBS News reported six dogs and six cats were adopted by their caregivers.

Police rescuers, including Officer Carly Stone (pictured below) even went back to visit their animals they helped save.

These are heroes one and all.

Photos Vacaville Police/Twitter

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Dawn Walton

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