Help For Animals Is Available & Needed As Rampant Wildfires Burn Across California; List Available On WAN

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Photo Credit: Noah Berger, Special To The Chronicle

It is with heavy hearts that WAN has to report on yet more catastrophic devastation affecting people and animals in California.

The latest tragedy of wildfires continue to burn more than 115,000 acres throughout the state.

For the third day in a row 17 wildfires continue to rage across Northern California’s wine country in Napa Valley.

The Tubbs Fire, the largest and most threatening of the blazes, stretches from Santa Rosa in Sonoma County to the Calistoga area in Napa County. Horrifically this fire has claimed the lives of 11 people thus far, and sadly, an unknown number of innocent animals along the way.

Governor Jerry Brown was prompted to issue a state of emergency proclamation for numerous counties including Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, and Mendocino. That was before the wildfire started spreading yesterday across Southern California’s Orange County.

Firefighters continue to work to contain the blaze that has burned an estimated 7,500 acres in the Anaheim, Orange, and Tustin areas of Orange County.

Please find the following useful information that WAN will continue to update:

The Tubb Fires Of Northern California

An extensive list of how people can help was compiled by the Sacramento Bee.

Included in the list, is critical information pertaining to animals and what is presently needed to provide for and ensure their safety.

Animal shelters and rescues need help with fostering animals displaced by the fires.

– The SPCA of Solano County, 2200 Peabody Road, Vacaville, is offering assistance to pet owners. It is seeking drop-off donations of crates, blankets, towels, food, bowls, etc, for fire victims. They are also offering assistance, if you need a place for your animals. Contact: 707-448-7722.

Wine Country Animal Lovers is offering updates, help, and supplies for animals in need.

Sonoma Humane Society is unable to board animals at this point, due to the number of displaced animals, but it has resources available for pet owners who have been displaced by the fires at their Santa Rosa and Healdsburg shelters.

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is helping the community to assess the needs of homeless domestic and farm animals.

– Napa Community Animal Response Team is looking for volunteers to help with animal rescue.

Canyon Fire 2 of Southern California

– The Country Care Pet Resort at 4691 Valley View Ave. in Yorba Linda has been accepting companion pets at no cost during the emergency and can accommodate 120 dogs and around 50 cats.

– A list of local Orange County-based shelters and contact information can be found Here.

– If you find or see injured wildlife please contact Wetlands and Wildlife at (714) 374-5587

or Wildlife Rescue and Education at (562) 434-0141.

*Donations can be made to the links noted above. Thank you! -WAN

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