Pets Missing After Area Fires

1-4-06 - As fires threatened local homes, many people had to leave beloved pets behind as they evacuated to safety. Now some are concerned their dogs or cats have been lost.

The Durant animal control center says they have picked up a few more strays than normal. And making things for difficult, Bryan County does not have an animal control officer. The Achille volunteer fire department has stepped up and saved several pets that were displaced in the fires. The good news is that most of the pets have been returned to their owners.

The Red River SPCA has set up a hotline for anyone who is missing a pet in the Cooke County area. Contact them at 940-668-6714 or e-mail