(Photos by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

The Bright Side: Shelter From the Firestorm

Back Photo gallery Nov 13, 2020 By Ashley Hayes-Stone

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Wag Hotels, a chain of companion-animal boarding facilities, decided to offer a free week of board for cats and dogs at its nine locations across Northern and Southern California in response to the LNU Lightning Complex fire that began in August. We visited the West Sacramento location to see the furry guests.

Charlotte Worrell, general manager of the West Sacramento location, plays with Hooch (left) and Hei Hei in Wag’s outdoor area Sept. 3. The dogs came to Wag after their family was evacuated from their home in Vacaville because of the fire.

Wag housed the pair in their own kennel since one of them is unneutered; normally, the dogs get to play with the other furry guests.

The West Sacramento and the Santa Clara locations have housed more than 160 evacuated animals.

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