The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that a number of veterinary clinics are in need of assistance as wildfires continue to rage in California.
As residents evacuate areas affected by fire, many veterinarians have been overwhelmed by pets that have been boarded or simply left behind. Veterinarians are also dealing with higher than normal emergency cases as well as the threat of being displaced themselves as the fires grow.
The AVMA’s American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) offers grants to assist veterinarians with the costs of emergency medical care for animal victims as well as grants to provide aid to veterinarians and veterinary students who have been displaced due to disasters. Those interested in making a contribution to the AVMF to support veterinarians and animals in need can visit avmf.org/donate.
For more information about the effects of wildfires on veterinarians and animals as well as more information about what you can do to help, read the full story here.