Just a quick Sunday September 13 update on NVADG and the Bear/North Complex West Zone fire:
We've been busy since the Bear Fire/North Complex West Zone fire started it's dash toward Oroville. This fire has been erratic and dangerous, and these foothill roads can be narrow, dark and steep.
Thanks to the solid work of Butte County Animal Control, our shelters and evacuation teams were up and running late Tuesday afternoon. What a dedicated team of professionals! Our volunteers have put in over 5,000 of volunteer hours thus far - enormous thanks to all of them! Supplementing BCAC and NVADG are mutual aid Animal Control Officers from all over the north state, and mutual aid partners from regional Community Animal Response Teams.
Plus we've received sensational support from IFAW, who brought teams to set up additional field shelters and help shelter-in-place animals
Thank you to all of you who support the effort to care for animals during disasters with donations of time, money, supplies and/or positive thoughts and prayers.
Our hearts are with those affected by the fires on the entire West Coast. Stay strong and show kindness.