A team of EARS volunteers is en route to Santa Barbara, California, where a raging wildfire has forced thousands of people and their pets to flee their homes. EARS volunteers will be helping the Santa Barbara Humane Society care for the evacuated animals at a temporary shelter.
The Jesusita Fire has already scorched more than 1,300 acres destroyed dozens of homes. Strong “sundowner” winds are blowing the fire out of control and making it difficult to contain.
UAN’s Emergency Services Manager Janell Matthies has just arrived at the temporary shelter and will provide updates on the situation as soon as she is able.