Local nonprofits team up for support during evacuations

Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary has animals ranging from horses, to goats, sheep, rescue dogs and more. Valley News/Courtesy photo
With fires on the rise, Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Temecula worked on a fire evacuation plan for their animals that includes support for surrounding communities. The nonprofit sanctuary works to provide homes for animals that have been abused, neglected or need medical care and has many different animals: horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, rescue dogs, pigs and turkeys, just to name a few. Jaime Lee Purinton, a board member and volunteer, helped to create the evacuation plan. She has worked with Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary since 2016 and has lived in Fallbrook for 11 years. “Originally, the county fire department came out and said that we were perfect to shelter-in-place because we have so much clearance at the ranch,” Purinton said. “With the rise of fires lately, we’ve n
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