Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

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Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

Animal shelter offers place for dogs, cats
About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, and a flock of geese have been moved to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds to escape the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. The fairgrounds is offering free boarding for animals in the pre-evacuation area on Granath Mesa.
Alpacas evacuated from the oncoming Plateau Fire check out their temporary new digs at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.
Kelly McAndrews/Courtesy photo

Kelly McAndrews and her daughter Willa Rice loaded up more than 40 alpacas from Critter Mountain Ranch north of Dolores and took them Thursday to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, where a crew awaited them. "I told them, 'You boys are going straight to heaven,'" she said.

Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, and a flock of geese have been moved to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds to escape the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. The fairgrounds is offering free boarding for animals in the pre-evacuation area on Granath Mesa.
Alpacas evacuated from the oncoming Plateau Fire check out their temporary new digs at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.
Kelly McAndrews/Courtesy photo

Kelly McAndrews and her daughter Willa Rice loaded up more than 40 alpacas from Critter Mountain Ranch north of Dolores and took them Thursday to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, where a crew awaited them. "I told them, 'You boys are going straight to heaven,'" she said.
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