Selfless veterinarians and nurses have set up a makeshift animal clinic in an abandoned hospital to treat hundreds of animals that were left to be burned alive in the California wildfires.
There are 600 animals at the Del Oro County Hospital building in Oroville and all are being cared for the North Valley Animal Disaster Group.
Among the residents are 258 cats, 188 dogs, 76 chickens, 41 birds including a handful of brightly colored parrots and five rabbits.
Larger animals have been transported to the Butte County Showgrounds in Gridley, California and another is being operated in Chico.
‘We work with Butte County Animal control and we’re sheltering close to 600 animals chickens, ducks, geese,’ said shelter lead, Karen Falconer, 62, of Oroville, California.