As the fires in California continue to rage, residents are dealing with blackouts and evacuations in several locations across the state. Fueled by the high winds, the California wildfires have ravaged hundreds of acres of land, destroyed dozens of structures, and injured at least two firefighters. Amid all the devastation, people often forget about the animal residents who are victims of the blazes just as much as the humans. According to ABC 10, displaced cats and dogs who’ve been rescued from the disaster are desperately looking for safe homes.
In the northern part of California, the Kincade Fire spread across Sonoma County over the weekend, forcing local animal shelters to evacuate. It was during this turmoil that the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or SPCA, stepped in to save 20 dogs and 22 cats who were in need of shelter. Now, the animal shelter is asking for people to help adopt the animals.
“These animals were all in [the Humane Society of Sonoma County’s] care or already available for adoption prior to the fires, so there is no risk these animals were originally displaced by the fires,” the Sacramento SPCA said in a Facebook post.
The pets up for adoption range in age from baby kittens to a 19-year-old cattle dog mix named Ace. Once the animals have received their medical checks, the shelter will be publishing updated information about each animal on their website. You can view the SPCA’s adoption page for further information.
Adopting vulnerable rescue pets is a great way to help communities who’ve been hit by natural disasters.