So here we are in 2018 bidding a tragic farewell to 2017 as I so fondly call “the year from hell”. I received an email from someone I had met earlier in the year at CatCon. Daniel Lopez Brena, the Outreach & National Cat Help Desk Specialist for Alley Cat Allies was looking for a rescue in the Ventura County area to lead the rescue and reunite efforts for Thomas Fire victims. I was honored and excited to create this program now called Thomas Fire Rescue.Recover.Reunite
We started with 4 large containers, 4 small containers for food, 8 bowls and 4 StealthCam wildlife cameras with SIM cards. I became the crazy Facebook poster in search of lost and found cats effected by the largest wildfire in California History. With the help of the entire rescue community joining forces our work began. Everyday was another missing kitty posted on Ventura Missing Pet pages and there were many pages to go through. Texts came in with pictures of stray kitties that people were feeding. We needed to get them together and thats we did and are still doing.