More than 58,000 acres of land have burned in Creek County, but it wasn't just people who lost their homes.
"I'll do whatever I can do help out the animals," said the owner of Muddy Paws in Tulsa, Christy VanCleave. "It's not their fault the fire came and they need a safe place to stay.
All across Green Country animal rescue shelters and veterinary clinics have stepped up to help provide temporary homes for animals that were displaced in the Oklahoma fires.
Muddy Paws took in four dogs that were rescued after the fires burned down the Safe Haven German Shepherd Facility in Mannford. "The fire fighters came up the street and told we had to evacuate this weekend, " said the owner, Janet O'Connor. "We had a 13-year-old car with no air conditioning but we piled in as many dogs as we could," Janet said.
Unfortunately the fire was too large and the structure was engulfed in flames before they could evacuate all of the animals. "It just breaks my heart that we lost some of our dogs," said Janet.
Janet said that 24 dogs were saved and 6 ran away. On Monday, she transported 4 of the dogs to their new foster home at Muddy Paws. Janet said the outpouring of concern and help from the animal care community in Green Country has been overwhelming.
"If I had five phones and five hand I couldn't have answered all of the calls," Janet said, "We are just so thankful that everyone is helping the animals."
Help to reunite lost pets with their families has expanded to social media as well. The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals has created a Facebook page
to post information about the displaced pets.
The Tulsa SPCA will be collecting supplies for the animals on Tuesday at Drysdales on 31st and Memorial. The TSPCA will be collecting cat and dog food, leashes, crates, hay and monetary donations. The donations drive will run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.