67 animals injured in wine country fires treated at UC Davis vet school

Over the past two weeks, the UC Davis veterinary hospital has been caring for 67 animals that were injured and/or displaced by the California Wildfires. 

Many of the animals have been claimed, though some remain unclaimed, according to hospital staff.

Hospital staff expect the number of injured and/or displaced animals to increase in the coming days and weeks, too.

As of Oct. 13, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital has taken in eight cats, all with burns to their paws and face and ears.

In a Facebook post the next day, the vet school noted that all of the cats had identified owners, according to UC Davis staff, one of whom left a note and a sweater for her cat Apu.

The vet school has also taken in two llamas. Sadly, one had to be euthanized due to injuries, staff wrote. The other, however, has already gone home.

Along with the cats and llamas, the vet school has also taken in horses, dogs and about 30 koi fish for temporary housing.

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