SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - A pair of dogs were rescued from the Whittier Fire Sunday afternoon after being spotted by a paramedic team that was patrolling the area.
The dogs were spotted at around 1:30 p.m. as the two-person paramedic team was patrolling the area of El Capitan Canyon near El Capitan Ranch Road.
The two dogs, a German shepherd and a lab mix, appeared to be in distress.
According to Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni, the two dogs were dehydrated and hungry.
The dogs were given food and water and fire officials contacted county animal shelter officials.
The dogs were carried to the roadway where they were met by shelter representatives. The dogs were then transported to an animal shelter on Overpass Road.
Zaniboni said there are no outstanding reports of missing dogs in the Whittier Fire and it’s unclear how long the dogs were out there.
Although the dogs were in distress they appeared to be uninjured.