Darke Co. Humane Society helping in Gatlinburg fires area

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Animals rescued from wildfires.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The Darke County Humane Society traveled to Gatlinburg, Tenn. to help displaced pets after devastating wildfires continue to ravage the area this week.

The Darke County Humane Society posted on its Facebook page Thursday that staff arrived at the Sevier County Fairgrounds where an emergency facility has been set up for pets. They brought a truckload of medical supplies and animal food, according to the post, which were donated by numerous businesses and citizens in Darke County.

The donations will help not only displaced pets, but wildlife like eagles and birds.

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The wildfires have left ten people dead and 45 others hospitalized. Hundreds of homes and other buildings have been destroyed and 14,000 people have been evacuated.