Residents of Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties, directly impacted by the Tubbs and Atlas fires: Lindsay’s doors are open and we welcome you to spend the day among the animals in our exhibit hall FOR FREE. Simply come to Lindsay, check-in with our front desk, and we are happy to offer a safe place during this incredibly hard time. This offer extends through Sunday, October 15, 2018. Our thoughts are with all of you affected.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, CA. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. (925) 935-1978

Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Takes Animals from Sister-wildlife Rehabilitation Organizations Affected by Fires

 Pioneering wildlife hospital steps up to care for animals evacuated and Lindsay offers free admission to anyone affected by Northern California wildfires

 WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. —October 13, 2017— Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital has taken in twopatients 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.

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About Lindsay Wildlife Experience:

Lindsay connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. A unique natural history and environmental education center where live wild animals are just inches away from visitors, Lindsay serves more than 100,000 children and adults each year. Home to the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S., Lindsay treats more than 5,600 animals annually.