California Disaster Relief (Pet) Bleg

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.

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 —; 530-533-7636

Chico Cat Coalition —; 530-8941365

Wags & Whiskers Pet Rescue — http://www.wagsandwhiskerspetr…..onate.html; 530-895-8888

Horse Plus Humane Society —; 1-888-HPHS-077

Tony La Russa’s ARF Disaster Relief —; 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, 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.

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    DKinSD says:

    Donated $50. I remember the wildfires we had here in SD they were bad enough but nothing compared to what’s happening up north this year.

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    ruemara says:

    In for some scratch to the Cowboy 911 and the Global Giving Fund.

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    Origuy says:

    My friend Nik is a veterinarian in Megalia, north of Paradise. He and his family evacuated, but fortunately their house and clinic were spared. He suggests donating to the Critter Pass Ranch.It’s an animal sanctuary that specializes in animals with special needs.

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    Mary G says:

    Thanks for the list AL and Internet Dragons. Will throw in tomorrow.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Two more general places to donate if you avoid the Red Cross are the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund and the California Fire Foundation. The CFF is primarily a charity for firefighters, but in these kinds of emergencies, they also fund gift cards for firefighters to distribute to victims on the spot so they can buy necessities.

    The CA Community Foundation is a good place to make ongoing donations because they do more of the rebuilding efforts.

    And the first asshole who says anything about Malibu gets punched in the throat. Malibu is 400 miles south of where the worst is happening. They’re irrelevant right now.

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    opiejeanne says:

    Will donate tomorrow. Keith Olbermann posted some photos and information from the SPCA in SF. They’re asking if people recognized their pets. 29 doggies and kitties, and all injured but being treated for their injuries at the shelter. I had to stop looking at the photos after the fourth one because their poor little paws were bandaged, probably from being burned. It was terrible. One kitty’s whiskers were all curly from the fire.

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    raven says:

    The mayor of Paradise was on the box and he gave this place that has a number of agencies

    Thank you for donating to the Camp Fire Relief Efforts. Please find a few questions answered below:
    1. Where will my donation go to? 100% of your donation will stay local. We will be making decision as needs arise over the next year or more.
    2. Will any of my donation go towards administrative fees for your Foundation? None of your donation will go towards administrative fees. There is a small fee to use PayPal services.
    3. How do I set up a fund? Please email for inquiries. Please be patient with a return email as we have many requests right now.
    4. Is my donation tax deductible? Yes.

    Camp Fire Support

    Golden Valley Bank General Fund
    Public Safety Workers
    Butte County Sheriff Dept. Employees
    Teachers and Employees of Paradise Unified School District
    Agricultural Efforts
    California Olive Ranch
    Sierra Nevada Brewery
    Chico Electric
    Associated Pension Consultants
    Nor-Cal Vans
    Shelter Storage
    Firestorm Fire
    Fifth Sun
    Russell, Gallaway Associates, Inc.
    Gas Transmission Systems (GTS)
    GRID Alternatives North Valley
    Immediate Care
    Tender Loving Coffee
    Alternative Energy Systems
    MJB Welding Supply
    Meester & Co.
    BCM Construction
    Pathology Sciences Medical Group
    Interim Healthcare
    Chico Honda Motorsports
    Lundberg Family Farms
    Klean Kanteen
    Feather Falls Casino
    Ray Morgan Company
    Please send questions to Natasha at

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    laura says:

    For those in the Sacramento area, there’s a fundraiser today at Sudwerks in Davis from 1:00 til 4:00 p.m. featuring local bands The Californios and Mumbo Gumbo. Donors are asked to bring gift cards for supermarkets or stores such as target.
    The current toll is 71 dead, over 1,000 missing and unaccounted for. The weather can only be described as nuclear winter.

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    Miki says:

    Thanks for this – re-posting to my FB page.

    Donating what I can to Butte County Humane Society (was laid off two weeks ago so early retirement has commenced).

    Stay safe, Internet Dragons.

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    Mike S (Now with a Democratic Congressperson!) says:

    Thanks for all these links, Being able to help with this disaster, even just a little bit makes me feel less helpless. I just donated $100 worth of dog and cat food to the Butte Humane Society in Chico CA. through Amazon Smile. They were the ones on their Amazon wishlist.

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    meander says:

    Thanks for the links. I was thinking about making donations today, so this post is very helpful.

    Here’s the full link to Wags & Whiskers Pet Rescue, which had some ellipses added by the commenting tool:


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    Three-nineteen says:

    If you are looking for the Amazon Wish List, it’s under Butte Humane Society.

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    InternetDragons says:

    Thank you SO much, AL! And thanks and love to everyone helping.

    Animal shelters in both northern and southern California are becoming overburdened because of the wildfires statewide. If you’re a Californian who has ever considered fostering anything from dogs to cats to bunnies to birds to reptiles, now would be a great time!

    For those who want to donate to relief efforts overall, Mnemosyne mentioned two good alternatives for folks who prefer not to donate to Red Cross – thank you! Here are links:

    Wildfire Relief Fund of the California Community Foundation:

    California Fire Foundation distributes $100 gift cards:

    And if you like, feel free to donate appropriate substances to relieve the pain of Californians who now have the privilege of anticipating a visit from our so-called President. I can hardly wait to hear what inspiring and comforting words he’ll have to offer.

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