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Large Animal Shelter Opens for Fire Evacuees at Solano County Fairgrounds

Emus, horses, cows and more find refuge from the wildfires
By - posted 8/20/2020 No Comment

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo has opened up as an evacuation center for large animals that are affected by the Hennessy Fire.

At 4 am on Wednesday, August 19, the facility opened and by noon, they welcomed 60 horses, goats, cows, chickens as well as two emus.

The animals will be well taken care of; the’ll checked by a veterinarian and be provided food and water.

Unfortunately, this isn’t new for the fairgrounds. In 2017, they took in more than 1,000 animals during the wildfires.

If you need emergency housing for your large animals, please call Solano County Animal Control at (707) 784-4733. If you’re unable to call, they will accept walk-ins as well.