SolanoCountyRecovers: The official website for wildfire response and recovery.

FAQ Topic: Animals

Adopting Lost Fire Animals

Please give us time to reunite animals with owners. Future adoptions may be available, but it is too soon to know each animal status.

Can ash in the water harm animals and livestock?

After a fire, windborne material such as ash and soil from paddocks with inadequate ground cover may be blown into streams. Once in the water, organic materials provide ideal food for bacteria and algae. These organisms grow rapidly using up all free oxygen in the water (it becomes anaerobic) and putrefaction results. Symptoms are dark … Continued

What if I’m unable to pick up my pet from the pet shelter?

Shelter locations will obtain owner’s names and contact information and owners should communicate potential delays or the inability to pick up pets with shelter staff. Solano Community Animal Response Team (CART) is available to assist with animal transportation.  

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