Skip to Content

Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation feels effects of California wildfires

The Santa Barbra County Animal Services and Animal Care Foundation are asking for your help. Many pets and wild animals have been displaced by fires and in need of medical attention.

“We have less resources available to us because most of the resources that we utilize are helping those fire victims, ” said Santa Barbra County Animal Services Coordinator Stacy Silva.

The needed animal medical attention is often funded by The Santa Barbra County Animal Care Foundation.

“The Santa Barbra County Animal Care Foundation helps to ensure we are able to provide that life-saving treatment to the animals that come into our building, ” said Silva.

They treat the animals who need immediate health care.

“The animals that are abused, the animals hit by cars, the animals that have emergency needs come into the county shelter, ” said Linda Greco, president of The Animal Care Foundation.

But with resources becoming more and more depleted they are in desperate need of funding.

“Those are the animals that without funding would be euthanized, with funding, they get the surgery, they get the treatment that they need and they move on over to the adoptive category, ” said Greco.

The Animal Care Foundation relies primarily on donations from the community. It keeps cost down by not having a staff or facility. The foundation also uses the funds they receive to provide things like medical equipment to the Santa Barbra County Animal Services.

“Our live release rate can also be complemented by the people that are in our community, their choice to adopt, ” said Silva.

Santa Maria resident Lous Bonilla decided to come help by adopting a dog. But for those that might not be able to adopt there are other ways you can help too. To find out more information on how you can help visit www.SBCAnimalCare.Org.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

News Channel 3-12

Email the News Channel 3-12 Team


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content