After being forced to evacuate, one veterinary hospital was determined to meet the animal health needs of a displaced community
Within the span of just a few hours, the situation changed dramatically for veterinary clinics in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in California.
On November 8, 2018, what would become known as the Woolsey Fire began a path of destruction through communities. The wildfire would eventually consume almost 100,000 acres, destroy thousands of structures, kill three and displace almost 300,000 people.
Malibu veterinary clinics were quickly cut off from any source of help. Darlene H. Geekie, RVT, founder of The Little Angels Project and Veterinary Angels Medical Center in nearby Agoura Hills, says local veterinarians did their best to try and get supplies in to those clinics, and help with animals displaced because of the wildfire.