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The Tick Fire in California is affecting animals too. The Gentle Barn is a sanctuary in Santa Clarita California that was forced to evacuate on October 24. Many animals were returned safely on October 28, according to the site’s twitter feed. The Tick Fire is located in Northern Los Angeles County.

On October 25, at 9:20PM, the barn tweeted that their animals were safe at different properties for the night. Many animals were brought to the Sun Chlorella Healing Center for safekeeping during the fire.

The Gentle Barn Animal Sanctuary is a place for animals that have been abused, neglected, or are too sick or hurt to be adopted or cared for in other ways. They house goats, sheep, cows and other animals. Once rehabilitated, these animals are used to help humans in similar situations, according to the sanctuary’s website.

The barn has asked for donations and by Thursday afternoon the center had raised over $17,000. Celebrities including Emily Gordon and Emma Furhmann tweeted about the animals in need and about the evacuation.

Many large animals had trouble evacuating due to their size. A dozen volunteers worked together to evacuate two pigs from the Gentle Barn Animal Sanctuary. Volunteers led it onto the trailer so it could be safely taken off the grounds.

The fire burned over 4,600 acres by Monday October 28, the day evacuation orders were lifted. The fire started Thursday the 24th,  and tens of thousands residents were forced to evacuate. Firefighters estimated that the fire was 70% contained by Monday evening.

According to an Instagram post from Monday, October 28, the Gentle Barn is still working to bring animals home. The Tick Fire is still burning and the barn is without power.

You can Donate to the Gentle Barn Emergency fund here.

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