California Wildfires
Bob Smith says, "Amador and Calaveras counties are on fire. 85,000 acres and 5% control. We have a house full of evacuated folks and horses, goats, sheep, chickens, cats and dogs." Photo: Bob Smith

As wildfires persist across California, many animals are finding themselves lost and stranded without necessary care. One group of 60 horses was recently rescued from the fire and Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School of Plymouth, Calif., has volunteered to trim their hooves on Tuesday, Sept. 22. They are encouraging any farriers in the area to lend a helping hand.

The school will arrive at Jim and Bobbi Laughton’s Ranch at 9 a.m. to assist in the footcare needs of the rescued horses. The group is currently looking for more volunteers to help hold horses.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Bob Smith at Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School at or call (209) 245-3920.