Woman Saves 48 Horses and Several Yaks and Cows from California Fire

Posted by Jason Sarna
Rebecca Cushman horse trainer
Image via Paradigm Sporthorse Training

If there's something smokey in your neighborhood who ya gonna call?

I'll give you a hint: it's not the Ghostbusters.

Horse trainer and owner of Paradigm Sporthorse Training Rebecca Cushman was answering phone call after phone call early Monday morning, as people frantically sought help saving their animals from California's deadly wildfires.

According to Reuters, it was still dark out when Cushman, 41, set out from her farm, towing a four-horse trailer behind her Dodge pickup.

She spent all day and night transporting animals from fire-ravaged farms and ranches in Sonoma and Napa counties back to her farm in West Petaluma.

Cushman continued transporting animals throughout the week, and by Thursday, she had rescued 48 horses.

"We have dogs, goats, guinea fowl, chickens, ducks, donkeys, miniature horses, and horses at our farm right now," Cushman said on Thursday. "I just finished helping load yaks and cows."

The fires have already killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing, but according to reports, firefighters are staring to contain the fires.

Many of the animals rescued by Cushman were sheltered at privately owned farms outside the fire zone while others were sheltered at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.

By Thursday, the fairgrounds housed more than 300 horses, said fairgrounds spokeswoman Leasha LaBruzzi. It is also being used as a temporary home to 200 people who fled the fires with their pets.

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Woman Saves 48 Horses and Several Yaks and Cows from California Fire