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Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network affected by the Holiday Fire

Even though hundreds of animals were evacuated from the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network facility due Holiday Fire over the weekend, the facility is still accepting small birds and mammals.

Claire Garvais, Development & Communications Coordinator, says that even though facility did not burn down in the fire, there is scorched areas around the facility with a lot of burnt plastics and ash damage.

“We managed to save 391 animals,” said Garvais.

A vast majority of the animals saved in the evacuation are being housed at the Santa Barbara Humane Society. The animals include mostly songbirds, about 80 of the songbirds are babies and a few rabbits. Pelagic birds, or seabirds, have been transported to the International Bird Rescue in the Los Angeles area.

Garvais says that funds need for food, repairs, and medical supplies. During the fire, a few raccoons inhaled quite a lot of smoke and are in need of antibiotics.

The Holiday fire burned some of the facilities enclosures and irrigation system. Garvais says some of the GoFundMe funds will replace a compromised generator.

Julie Parker from the Wildlife Care Network says they are still accepting small birds and other mammals.

If you need to drop off an animal please call 805-681-1080

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