Officials at the Solano County Fairgrounds are looking for volunteers with experience handling large animals are for the large animal evacuation center loacated at 900 Fairgrounds Drive in Vallejo.
The Atlas Fire has displaced hundreds of animals in Solano, Napa and Sonoma Counties, many of which are finding temporary refuge at the large animal shelter at the Solano County Fairgrounds. Volunteers are needed to make sure the animals and their facilities are well maintained.
"It's a 24-hour-a-day operation over here right now," said District One Supervisor Erin Hannigan. "We're looking for volunteers who have experience working with horses and livestock, in safety operations, logistics, volunteer management, barn management, forklift drivers, heavy equipment operators and manual and skilled construction work."
Volunteers are assigned a task based on their skill set and the evacuation center needs at the time. Shifts are four hours each starting at 6:00 a.m. Volunteers may also ask to be placed on a list to be called upon during future shifts should the need arise.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Children under 18 will not be admitted to the volunteer area even if accompanied by an adult. For more information on how to volunteer at the large animal shelter at the Solano County Fairgrounds click here or call (707) 551-2008.