Horses, donkeys, pigs ... Animals, others evacuated from the great American fires

In Boring, near Portland, an equestrian center has been transformed into an emergency shelter for animals evacuated by their owners in the face of the spreading fires in Oregon.

In a few hours between Tuesday and Wednesday, the Mount Hood center filled its 80 boxes with horses brought by owners fleeing the forest fires that were raging only a few dozen kilometers away. "People were desperate, they had nowhere to go, they were losing their homes, their stables and they didn't want to lose their animals," said Aaron Shelley, director of operations at the center. The accommodation offer is relayed on social networks, and the center is quickly full.