Sunday, August 30, 2009

Helping the Humane Society help animals from the fire

I just made a donation to the Pasadena Humane Society and Wildlife relief.
The fires are bad, 35,000 acres have already burned, places like JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) are threatened. They have started evacuations in my city, but on the other side, my place isn't threatened yet. My yard is covered in ash and its very smokey though. Please consider donating to the shelter and helping the animals.

As the fire in La Cañada rages out of control, hundreds of animals and people are being forced from their homes. We don’t know how long this will last. There is little hope that the fire can be contained in the next 24 hours and it is moving quickly. No matter what it takes, or how long it lasts, we are committed to doing everything we can to help.

The Vice President of Operations, Veronica Fincher, has been on duty non-stop since the fire broke out. Temporary kennels have been set up at the shelter and the evacuation site at La Cañada High School for pets whose families have been evacuated from their homes. Pasadena Humane Society officers, staff and volunteers are onsite in La Cañada and we have arranged fulltime staffing there. As the only licensed wildlife center in a 30-mile radius, the Humane Society has readied itself for the rapid intake of displaced and injured wild animals, in addition to domestic animals and livestock. Dogs, cats, horses, an alpaca, a bobcat and a turkey vulture have all ready been taken in.

Responding to a disaster of this scale is an expensive and exhausting endeavor. It requires a huge amount of manpower, hours upon hours of overtime, not to mention additional supplies. Please, help the Humane Society to help the animals and people affected by this emergency.

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