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Local animal shelters get help after Camp Fire

The Paradise Animal Shelter still primarily holds Camp Fire pets a year later. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Jessie Imhoff

November 3, 2019

During the Camp Fire, many were forced to leave so quickly that they did not have the time to grab their pets. Hundreds of pets were left behind and evacuees were left to worry about the fate of their animals.Animal shelters in Butte County stepped in to help lost Camp Fire pets and reunite them with...

A dog, a horse and two lucky survivors

Food being handed out to the evacuees.

Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018

The breeze cast a chill over the American Red Cross evacuation center. The registration tent offered much appreciated heat. Despite the cheery first glance at volunteers, real heartbreak and despair filled the air. Every evacuee I talked to described the same situation, not nearly enough time, a black...

Photo of the day

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport.

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