This past week and a half has been a struggle in our city of Los Angeles. Woolsey Fire had our community fleeing, in fear of their homes and lives. Much has been lost, devastated and lives are affected forever. We wanted to pay tribute to some of the amazing stories we’ve been reading this week. So many people went above and beyond to put animals first, and for that, we dedicate this blog to you. If you know of any more amazing stories you’d like to add to this list, leave them in the comments!
The Humane Society of Ventura County does not receive any funding from the city, county or state. “ONE HUNDRED percent of your donations stay right here to benefit directly the animals in our community,” the nonprofit wrote in a Facebook post. Click here to donate now.
ASPCA personnel have helped hundreds of displaced animals and their owners at pet-friendly evacuation shelters, including Hansen Dam and Pierce College, Green said. Also, the ASPCA will support county officials with requests for assistance with animals remaining in fire-stricken areas. Read more here.
As residents of Malibu fled their seaside city in droves to escape a raging wildfire on Thursday, volcanologist Jess Phoenix hitched her two-horse trailer to her Ford F-250, hopped on the 101-freeway, and headed straight for the inferno. There were animals that needed rescuing. Read more here.
Christine Arevalo of Oceanside, north of San Diego, is helping thousands of animals get to safety in Ventura County, all remotely from her home. Arevalo is the founder of Burton’s Pride Animal Rescue and has a background in incident response management. She has set up a mobile command post that she uses to coordinate with 200 volunteers helping to get animals out of harm’s way. Read more here.
Want to help?
We are a drop-off zone for blankets, food, toys, and beds for dogs on behalf of Operation Blankets of Love. If you have any new or used supplies you’d like to donate, just simply bring it on over to Fitdog and we will coordinate the rest.