Majority of animals at Wildlife Care Network saved during Holiday Fire

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 20:28:30-04

Volunteers at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network saved more than 300 animals from the center during the Holiday Fire. 

A possum and a bird died due to the fire but overall, a majority of the animals were saved. 

The center has relocated to the Santa Barbara Humane Society where they are caring for and taking in animals. They have accepted 26 animals since the fire. 

"We feel like our work is just tremendously important because of the stress that our wildlife is seeing and we’re glad we can help the ones that need saving and that can be saved," said Ariana Catovich, director of the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. 

The Wildlife Care Network has 200 volunteers. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the network pay for damages caused by the fire and care for the animals while they are displaced.