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Left behind by their humans, retired Marine rescues horses and other animals from raging California wildfire

'He restored my faith in humanity,' said Noah Urban, whose stranded 6-year-old horse named Bolt was saved by Zimmerman. 'It would be like losing your children. If you had to leave them behind, I can’t even think about it', Urban said.

ALEXANDRIA SAGE: ‘Tucker Zimmerman has gotten little sleep during the raging deadly fire in Shasta County, California. The retired U.S. Marine has rushed into a new battle, as a volunteer rescuing stranded horses and other animals… “I’m just the guy who moves stuff around,” he said modestly. The “stuff” he speaks of refers to the panicked horses and other livestock he wrangles out of harm’s way when they get left behind after the humans have fled

“He restored my faith in humanity,” said Noah Urban, an Oregon resident whose stranded 6-year-old horse named Bolt was saved by Zimmerman. The two connected through Facebook. “You’re not just helping the animals, he’s helping people to alleviate their stress,” Urban said. “It would be like losing your children. If you had to leave them behind, I can’t even think about it.” Zimmerman is not alone. Communicating through social media, text messages, radio and word-of-mouth, a network of animal lovers and animal-control authorities have banded together over the past few days to rescue as many stranded nonhuman animals as possible’. SOURCE…

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