LO Hunt keeping doors open for evacuees
Wildfires and smoke continue to plague the Pacific Northwest. And though Lake Oswego's Level 1 evacuation order — meaning residents should be ready for potential evacuation — has been lifted, local families in Clackamas County and beyond have been displaced.
Last week Lake Oswego Hunt took in 40 horses due to fires rapidly spreading across Oregon, topping out their total number of horses at 102.
Horses came from places like Estacada, Oregon City, Hillsboro and Newberg.
"Some have gotten to return home now," said Taryn McAllister, barn director at Lake Oswego Hunt in an email to the Review. "So at this time, we can make room for anyone needing a place to evacuate to. Though, thankfully, that need seems to be slowing down."
The club was seeking additional support for people and their horses including bedding, hay, grain, water and snacks. With 82 horses now — 35 of which belong to LO Hunt — they are still accepting donations.
"In general things have been pretty covered," McAllister said.
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