Celebrities are using their fame and platform to raise money to help people recover from the catastrophic California wildfires and now actress Sandra Bullock is helping the displaced animals; whether it is temporarily housing pets that were left behind or trying to reunite found pets with their owners, animal shelters are quickly becoming overwhelmed.1 There is need in Butte, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties.


So grateful for the generous donation, The Humane Society of Ventura County released a statement saying:

“The Humane Society of Ventura County was deeply humbled today by a $100,000 donation from Sandra Bullock and family. Our efforts for rescuing and caring for evacuated animals from the Hill and Woolsey fires had caught her attention and her team reached out to the shelter to show their support. Sandra Bullock and her family have reached out to other nonprofit organizations both during this incident and in the past. However, this time she wanted to contribute to those on the frontline rescuing animals in peril and hope others will choose to do the same.

The HSVC pledges to care for these animals for as long as is needed or until their owners feel comfortable in safely reuniting their families. From all of us on staff at the HSVC, our dedicated volunteers, and the animals in our care, we thank you for your kind consideration.”2

The Humane Society of Ventura County (or HSVC) is a private, non-profit organization, founded in 1932 that has dedicated itself to promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of all. They have been on the front lines in California and is still open and accepting displaced animals as a result of evacuations, 24-hours a day. If you need shelter for your animals, contact the HSVC at 402 Bryant Street in Ojai, California or call 1-805-646-6505.


The HSVC is working around the clock and equipped to take domesticated animals as well as chickens, pigs, horses, bulls, donkeys, and ducks.

If you are able to volunteer or can donate more money to the HSVC, please do.

XO- Erin


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