Sonoma County woman's quick thinking saves 5 puppies during devastating wildfires

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
Sonoma County woman's quick thinking saves 5 puppies amid CA wildfires
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A Good Samaritan and volunteer with the Soft Paws Rescue in Sonoma County, stumbled upon an empty beer box at a Walmart in Patterson on Monday. She noticed the box was taped shut on all sides and making noises.

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A woman's quick thinking saved the lives of five puppies who are now in need of a good home.

A Good Samaritan and volunteer with the Soft Paws Rescue in Sonoma County, stumbled upon an empty beer box at a Walmart in Patterson on Monday. She noticed the box was taped shut on all sides and making noises.

Turns out five puppies were inside.

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Rescuers with the Soft Paw Rescue had challenges getting the 6-week old Chihuahua mixes to their foster homes in Santa Rosa because of heavy smoke and evacuation routes.

The non-profit decided to name each puppy after a fire department.

Graton, Helena, Maya, Rosa and Caz will be available for adoption after Sept. 1.

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