Castaic Animal Control Officers Find Owners of Goats Left Behind During Sand Fire

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A woman who lost her home during the destructive Sand Fire was reunited with three goats that she and her husband were forced to leave behind, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.

Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control officials released this photo of two goats that were rescued during the Sand Fire.

Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control officials released this photo of two goats that were rescued during the Sand Fire.

The residents were forced to leave their Oak Springs Canyon Road home while the blaze continued to rage in Santa Clarita and could not take the goats with them, the agency said in a news release.

An animal control officer with the Castaic Animal Care Center helping with evacuations spotted the goats in the yard and was able to get them out of harm’s way.

Officers went back to the area to see if they could find the owners and discovered their home had burned down. They continued searching the area and a neighbor provided them with the owners’ phone number.

The woman, who was not identified, explained that she could not care for the goats because she doesn’t have a home and the center agreed to continue to care for them until they find a new home.

The Sand Fire is now 98 percent at about 41,500 acres, according to Inciweb information page on the blaze.