TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- For evacuees of the 403 Fire who have pets, the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter is extending a helping hand.
Since the fire began Thursday morning, mandatory evacuations have been put in place in Park and Teller counties.
Along with the two shelters open for humans, regional animal shelters are also available for evacuees.
The Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Divide told KRDO as of Friday afternoon, they've received more than 20 pets.
With more animals possibly to come, the shelter is asking for donations to ensure they can continue helping the pets in need.
Right now, the shelter has brought out its mobile unit and has extra volunteers on site to help during the fire. Still, they're counting on the community to help.
"We also have animals that are available for adoption here so as more and more evacuees come in, we will be asking our community to help foster the animals that are in our shelter to make room for the animals in the evacuation."
The top three things the shelter needs right now are:
- Paper Towels
- Cat Litter
These donations can be made in person at 308 Weaverville Road Divide Co 80814.
The shelter is also accepting monetary donations, which can be made here.
The TCRAS is open for anyone who's been evacuated and needs a place for their small animals.
Large animals and livestock can be taken to the Lake George Fairgrounds, located at 37371 Highway 24 in Lake George, C 80827.