For the past weeks, some of the largest wildfires ever seen have devastated parts of Northern California. For most of us, our thoughts not only go to the many people who have lots their homes, but also to the animals, especially the cats, affected by these fires. Thankfully, there are many organizations that are helping with animal rescue efforts, and they can all use our help.
At the request of the Lake County Animal Care & Control and its animal disaster response team, Lake Evacuation & Animal Protection (LEAP), the ASPCA is on the ground in Lake and Mendocino counties, assisting local agencies with field rescues and emergency sheltering for cats, dogs, birds and livestock displaced by the wildfires currently spreading across the area. LEAP and ASPCA responders will continue checking individual residences for pets and livestock left behind, as well as conducting wellness checks requested by pet owners to provide food and water for their animals who may be in need. Click here to make a donation.
Haven County Humane Society
The Haven County Humane Society in Anderson, CA has taken in and is treating numerous cats with burns. You can see some of the cats they’re working with on their Facebook page. You can donate through their Facebook page or website.
Photo at top of post via ASPCA, all other photos via Haven Humane Society Facebook page