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Holiday Fire Wildlife Relief

$19,348 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 236 people in 10 days
Wildlife Care Network and the Holiday Fire

We are the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Last night we got the news that a fire had broken out a block from ourWildlife Care Center.  Immediately, our staff and volunteers jumped to action and raced to the center.
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UPDATES: 

- Almost every animal at our center was saved: 390 animals are safely in care.

- The center still stands, but has been scorched around the edges. We have lost trees, vegetation, and there is quite a bit of burnt plastic and heaps of ash.

- We are currently housing and caring for all our non-pelagic birds in a room of the Santa Barbara Humane Society. 

- A few of our volunteers risked their lives to save the animals in our care. Without these amazing people, many lives would have been lost.

WHAT DO WE NEED?

We need donations to provide for the following:

- Supplies, medicines, and food for animals in our care

- Repair damaged enclosures, infrastructure, and systems


- Generator to provide power to the center

- The center's water bill, which will be high as we clean the property of  burnt plastic and ash, and empty and refill sea bird ponds

- Cleaning supplies and manpower to make the center habitable again

- Replanting of vegetation at the Center

- Increased staff hours due to the emergency and rebuilding effort


YOUR DONATION SAVES LIVES! Thank you for caring about wildlife in this trying time. Please spread the word! 

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We must be prepared for whatever comes our way -- please help us stay resilient and responsive to the needs of wildlife.
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Today the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade lent their expertise, equipment, and people power to help us begin cleaning the center. Even though the buildings are relatively unscathed, there is so much work to do. Ash is everywhere and in everything! Thank you for your donation to help us recover from the impacts of the Holiday Fire, and for helping us spread the word,
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Hello everyone! we are over 50% to our goal and we are just so grateful for the support we are receiving. This has been a very emotional and intense time for the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network and we feel very supported and strong because of all of you.

Due to the hard work of everyone here we are operational and taking in wildlife. People have been dropping off birds and mammals ever since we arrived at our temporary shelter at the humane society and we are so glad we can continue to save and serve wildlife.

We have GREAT NEWS. The Bucket Brigade is working with us on cleaning our center. They came to the center today to help us assess our property and they are hatching a plan. Together, we will get the job done and we are so glad to have real pros helping us put our center back together.

This community is truly amazing.

Thank you everyone for donating, sharing our GoFundMe Campaign, volunteering, and sending us your appreciation. it all means so much.

Love,
Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network
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In the dash to get the last of the animals out of the center, staff noticed some animal carriers that had melted into the ground. We still don't know the full extent of the damage, but we know it will be an uphill battle to get our facility clean and running. Your donations help us continue to save wildlife in Santa Barbara! Thank you for your enormous generosity.
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$19,348 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 236 people in 10 days
Funds raised will benefit:
Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network
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Santa Barbara, CA
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