Dog lost in Caldor Fire rescued in snowy South Lake Tahoe

A dog separated from his owner last summer as a wildfire forced evacuations in the Sierra was found after a backcountry skier spotted the animal in deep snow last month, prompting an intense rescue operation. Russ, a pit bull-terrier mix, ran away from his owner’s vehicle in August as the Caldor Fire roared toward South Lake Tahoe, according to a Facebook post by Tahoe PAWS and TLC 4 Furry Friends, the nonprofit organization that assisted with the dog’s rescue in late December.

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