“There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.”
- Raymond Chandler
...and the animals? The staggering number of animals left injured, confused, wandering through a blackened moonscape. Alone at shelters or holding facilities, left waiting.
Waiting for medical, for care, for concern.
- Current status of the California Wildlife Center is unknown, they evacuated Nov.9 with fires actively burning in their area. Even if CWC is unscathed by fire, a massive cleanup effort is ahead. You can contribute to their restoration here: https://30583.thankyou4caring.org/donate