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PAWS Shelter of Central Texas can return animals to Dripping Springs campus after wildfire evacuation

The shelter said Wednesday morning that emergency fosters are no longer needed.

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — A wildfire near Hays and Blanco counties forced the PAWS Shelter of Central Texas to evacuate 75 animals from its Dripping Springs campus on Tuesday.

All animals were moved to the shelter's Kyle campus, Firehouse Animal Health Center in Belterra and Stay-N-Play Pet Ranch in Dripping Springs.

PAWS was looking for potential fosters should longer-term placement be needed. However, the shelter said Wednesday morning that the fire site's incident commander gave the go-ahead to move the animals back to the Dripping Springs campus, so emergency fosters are no longer needed.

The animals moved back to PAWS around noon Wednesday.

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"We are truly grateful for everyone's quick thinking and actions in getting our pets and staff to safety yesterday. We appreciate everyone's support during this time, we have been amazed by your response to help!" the shelter said on Facebook.

The shelter was also asking for donations of wet and dry adult dog, puppy and kitten food, as well as cat litter. You can shop the shelter's Amazon or Chewy wish lists.

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