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  • Univ of CA Davis Treating Dozens of Pets in Badly Burned in CA Fires

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...eks-donations/

    DAVIS (CBS/AP) — University of California, Davis veterinarians are treating dozens of pets badly burned in two Northern California wildfires. The busy medical center was already near capacity before the fires broke out. Now they are full.
    With wildfire victims still coming in, “we are pretty much at capacity,” said spokesperson Rob Warren.
    The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VTMH) has received more than 40 cats, along with four horses, two pigs, two chickens, a dog and a goat.
    “We don’t see significant burn injuries very often,” veterinary radiology specialist Dr. Erik Wisner told the Sacramento Bee. “They require a great deal of treatment, support and nursing care. Everyone rises to the occasion when these kinds of things happen.”
    UC Davis is providing the care without charge to owners, and asking for donations from the public to help defray expenses.
    The animals that recover and are unclaimed by their families will be placed for adoption by shelters in their home counties............................

  • #2
    Awesome place. If you have a pet with a problem vets cannot figure out this is where they send them. Awesome awesome.

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    • #3
      This is something. In so many countries, a cat is disposable. The level of compassion for animals in the U.S. makes me proud. Not everyone is this compassionate, and there are still plenty of blind spots as far as animals go here, but still, what an amazing level of compassion.

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      • #4
        Awesome news, thanks to all involved.

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        • #5
          What a wonderful story. So sad to think of dogs getting burned like this and with people losing homes and everything and then having to try and find a way to pay this advanced care.

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          • #6
            My heart goes out to everyone and the pets. So horrible to lose not your home but your entire town.

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            • #7
              We sent a $25 donation today.

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