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Displaced dog rescued at San Diego wildfire site

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With many thanks to the television reporters at cbs8.com, a scared German shepherd is now safely in the care of County Animal Services in San Diego after the reporter tweeted his plight to authorities.

Found in the area of Cocos Fire in Escondido at Bresa De Loma and Wilgen Road, the young German shepherd was found petrified and hiding in the nearby brush.

Firefighters from Santa Maria and Santa Barbara rescued the dog.

Authorities from County Animal Services picked up the dog, and although he has no collar or microchip, it is hoped that his family will come forward - either by contacting any of the three San Diego shelter locations or by reading one of the dog's stories and identifying him by his photo.

A veterinary examination showed some smoke inhalation problems, but the dog is expected to recover.

A Facebook page called Lost and Found Pets of San Diego and Beyond is reaching out to pet owners looking for their beloved four-legged friends.

For more information about finding lost pets, please contact the following:

Official Page of the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services.www.sddac.comThree shelter locations:5480 Gaines Street, SD 921102481 Palomar Airport, Carlsbad 920115821 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita 91902.

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