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Horse Community Offering Shelter for Evacuees' Animals

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LAS VEGAS -- The concern surrounding the wildfire evacuations is sheltering animals for homeowners as one horse community is stepping up with 60 to 100 stalls available.

Animal advocate Jessica Lagor is a Las Vegas mother and wife so when she heard about the carpenter wildfire evacuations, her instincts kicked in to help out.

"Everyone pretty much knows everybody, if you see a trailer driving down the road, you pretty much know who it is," Lagor said. "I know that there are a lot of people that have open stalls, so I just posted on our local "Horsing Around" on our local Facebook page."

Animal assistance started to gain momentum on the private Facebook page around the county.

Lagor said over 100 people in the horse community offer dozens of stalls, panels to set up stalls, several acres of pasture and trucks to pick horses up. The community is helping other animals too.

"There are people that are saying, be on standby because we're watching the fire and it's getting close and want to leave," Lagor said. "I do have a few people that have regular livestock pins so I do have places for cows and one lady offered housing for lizards as long as you have your own tanks for them."

If evacuated animal owners are getting nervous on the housing of their pets, Lagor can be reached at 702-271-6475.

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