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UC Davis has been caring for dozens of animals that were displaced or injured in the California wildfires over the past two weeks.

And the school’s Veterinary Emergency Response Team, lead by professor Dr. John Madigan, was on the front lines offering care to and rescuing critters big and small, including koi.

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Posted by UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team – VERT / MRC on Friday, October 13, 2017

“While behind the lines we found koi ponds where water and airflow had stopped and fish were dying,” Madigan explains in a Facebook post. “Consulting with others (Cindy and Eric Davis) we organized a novel transport system including aeration from using a tire inflation pump and brought 16 koi to the Aquatic Center at UC Davis.”

To date, the School of Veterinary Medicine has treated a total of 70 animals of all sizes and it could get even more wounded creatures.

The animals include 22 cats, 12 horses, one dog, two llamas and 33 koi. Unfortunately, one of the two llamas had to be…