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California Cities Turn To Hired Hooves To Help Prevent Massive Wildfires

California Cities Turn To Hired Hooves To Help Prevent Massive Wildfires

By MEGAN MANATA California has gone through several difficult fire seasons in recent years. Now, some cities are investing in unconventional fire prevention methods, including goats. Anaheim, a city southeast of Los Angeles, has recently re-upped its contract with the company Environmental Land Management to keep goats grazing on city hillsides nearly year-round. The goats […]

California Dispatches Goats to Eat Brush, Prevent Wildfires

California Dispatches Goats to Eat Brush, Prevent Wildfires

By Gerald Porter Jr. California firefighters are enlisting help from some unusual allies to prevent more deadly wildfires from ripping across the state — goats. The Ventura County Fire Department is releasing hundreds of goats next week north of Los Angeles to eat dead brush that could become fuel for a fires. Read the rest of the story […]

Dog Hailed as Hero After Refusing to Leave Goats Alone in Wildfires

Dog Hailed as Hero After Refusing to Leave Goats Alone in Wildfires

As Robert Handel and his family drove away from their burning neighborhood, they were certain that their beloved dog Odin and their 8 goats would also fall prey to the wildfires. So imagine their surprise – and relief – when they returned the next day to find Odin and the goats were safe and sound.