Southern California Fires

Once again the Southern California area is filled with smoke—and where there is smoke there is fire.

I listened to Oprah talk about her concern over the proximity of the Tea Fire and the safety of her dogs in Motecito, California.

Too bad she didn’t know about the Animal Disaster Guide I’ve been distributing at no charge to subscribers. I’d suggest you download your guide now and spread the word.

Our thoughts and prayers and with those who have lost their homes and the large numbers of people who have been evacuated.

The Animal Disaster Guide includes discussion about how to prepare for disasters (including fires), what steps to take for evacuation, and what to put in your pet’s kit. It can help prevent stress and heartache.

Find more information on the Southern California Fires here
and updates on the fire containment status here. You can get info on the Sayre Fire online, too.

Since I am revisiting disaster awareness, here are some updates on Hurricane Ike animal rescue efforts:

Although many people have put hurricane season behind them, animal welfare organizations are still on the job or in need of assistance in areas devastated by Hurricane Ike.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is accepting donations for their Equine Disaster Relief Fund.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has pledged monies for both Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Gustav that covers the distribution of food and supplies and other needs.

Habitat for Horses is accepting donations to make sure cattle have feed and hay and to repair damage during Hurricane Ike.

Livestock relief in Texas is being done through the No Fences campaign where donations purchase hay, feed, water, and fencing or corral materials.

If you want to donate hay the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline is still accepting donations or hay producers can call  877-429-1998 with their donations.

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