When disaster strikes, people aren't the only ones in danger. In October 2003, a huge wildfire broke out near San Diego, California. Homeowners had no choice but to leave quickly. Often, that meant having to leave dogs, cats, horses, and birds behind. Would anyone come to the animals' rescue?
Look inside to meet the everyday heroes who have found ways to save animals from wildfires in California and many other parts of the world. These brave men and women have managed to rescue not only pets and farm animals, but also wild animals such as koalas, kangaroos, and orangutans-sometimes even risking their own lives as they rushed in to help.