Sandra Bullock Donates $100,000 To Animal Rescue Due To California Wildfires
Celebrities are responding to the catastrophic California wildfires, but one actress has risen to the challenge. As more animals are displaced from the fires there has been an increasing demand to meet their needs. 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.
Throughout Butte, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties, requests have been made asking for assistance. On Sunday, November 11, 2018, the Humane Society of Ventura County announced actress Sandra Bullock had made a donation of $100,000 dollars.
The Humane Society of Ventura County released a statement regarding the generous donation.
"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."
You may read the full statement in the press release below.
The HSVC is on the front lines and according to their official account is open and accepting displaced animals as a result of evacuations, 24-hours per day.
Those in need of shelter for their animals can contact the HSVC at 402 Bryant Street in Ojai, California. You may call the HSVC at 1-805-646-6505.
The HSVC is working around the clock to keep up with demand and stated they are equipped to take domesticated animals as well as chickens, pigs, horses, bulls, donkeys, ducks and of course, cats and dogs. Anyone with questions as to whether their animals will be accepted should call ahead of time if possible.
The HSVC thanked Sandra Bullock for her incredible donation and stated that it will be used to provide exceptional care for the animals.
They concluded their release with the following.
"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."
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