From the Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital:
Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital has taken in two patients after sister-organization, The Bird Rescue Center in Santa Rosa, had to evacuate their facility due to the devastating Tubbs Fire.
The two animals, now at Lindsay, are an adult raven and a barn owl, and arrived on Oct. 11. The barn owl is from Windsor, Calif. originally and has been in care in Santa Rosa for one month. The raven is from Sebastopol and has been in care for a couple of weeks. Their exact injuries and prognosis are still being evaluated.
The air quality in the Santa Rosa area was very poor, so both may need treatment for smoke inhalation.
“After a traumatic couple of days, both birds will be stabilized and evaluated to determine the best course of care,” said Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager Amber Engle. “We are in continued contact with other centers in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties as they make evacuation arrangements.”
Lindsay Wildlife Experience is waiving its daily admission fee to its exhibit hall to those directly affected by the fires in Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties.
“Anyone affected can come to Lindsay and spend a day among the animals for free,” said Lindsay Wildlife Executive Director Dr. Cheryl McCormick. “If we can offer families and children a respite from the trauma they are going through with evacuations and the loss of their homes, then that is the least we can do. It’s the right thing to do.”
The free entrance fees are offered until Sunday October 15. For more information go to lindsaywildlife.org
Lindsay Wildlife Experience is located at 1931 First Ave in Walnut Creek. (925) 935-1978