Just un-spammed this comment from InternetDragons, and figured I’d front-page it as well. I plan to re-post it tomorrow, but it’s not that late for the weekend / on the Left Coast…
Hi, guys. I lurk way more than I post, but I had to post this. I’m in northern California, and it’s apocalyptic here. I won’t go into horrific details; that stuff is all over the media. Folks here are animal lovers, so I am posting to say that the animal rescue groups in Butte County need help.
One simple thing you can do, if so inclined, is donate to the pet pantry of the Butte County Humane Society. They need all the supplies you can imagine – food, beds, crates, litter boxes, leashes, everything. http://buttehumane.org/donate
Or you can donate to them using Amazon Smile. They have a wish list on Amazon if you want to purchase stuff there that will be sent to them.
The following organizations are also helping and would gladly accept donations (all of these organizations are vetted by the San Jose Mercury News):
Northwest SPCA — http://www.nwspca.org/index.php/donate; 530-533-7636
Chico Cat Coalition — http://www.chicocatcoalition.org/donation; 530-8941365
Wags & Whiskers Pet Rescue — http://www.wagsandwhiskerspetr…..onate.html; 530-895-8888
Horse Plus Humane Society — http://www.horseplushumanesociety.org/donate; 1-888-HPHS-077
Tony La Russa’s ARF Disaster Relief — http://bit.ly/2RSJdyh; 925.256.1273
Cowboy 911 is doing a fantastic job of rescuing animals behind the lines. They need fuel cards. Please mail them to: 24255 Electric Ave., Red Bluff, CA 96080 or donate via paypal to send $ for fuel cards care of email@example.com, that’s Jill Pierre. The money goes directly to the benefit of saving the animals of evacuees of the Camp Fire.
If you want to donate to help human survivors, the best place at the moment is the Red Cross. There are smaller local groups doing amazing stuff, but for now Red Cross is the best place to focus donations.
I don’t have the words to convey how horrific this is. It’s unimaginable.
I’m not sure how to format links, so I hope all of this isn’t horribly screwed up. I also hope this post doesn’t get buried; I’m not one of the “known” posters here – but I know many of you have been thinking about those devastated by these fires, so wanted to provide some specific options if you are able to help.
Thank you all. Be good to one another.