Jim Clark
Jim Clark, who escaped the Camp fire in Paradise, Calif., feeds his goats at his new home in Grass Valley, Calif.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

In a Wildfire, Animal Rescue Can be Complicated

California’s deadliest blaze, the Camp fire, killed 86 people and countless animals. For the Camp fire, Butte County Animal Control sought assistance from national groups, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps’ local arm, the Veterinary Emergency Response Team from UC Davis.

Future research and studies about animal welfare, emergency response and veterinary care will continue to be conducted at the new UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center, a part of the Veterinary Medical Center Big Idea.

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