PHOTOS: 50 chinchillas rescued after Somerset County crash

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Photo from the Somerset County Animal Response Team’s Facebook page.

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Somerset County Animal Response Team (CART), along with emergency crews responded to a vehicle accident on the Pa. Turnpike.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash was carrying 50 chinchillas. Some of which had escaped their cages during the crash and were free in the van. CART was able to rescue all of the chinchillas and transport them to the Humane Society where a temporary shelter was set up, the organization said in a Facebook post.

Very early this morning, Somerset CART was activated to assist with a vehicle accident on the turnpike. One of the…

Posted by Somerset County Animal Response Team – CART on Thursday, October 21, 2021

The owner was able to pick up the chinchillas from the Humane Society.

CART assists companion animals and livestock during emergencies and disasters throughout Somerset County. For more information on the organization, visit their website or Facebook page.

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