Sandra Bullock Donates $100,000 To Help Animals Affected By California

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Sandra Bullock knows the heartache that comes with losing pets, and she’s donated $100,000 to a California Humane Society to help families affected by the devastating wildfires.

California is facing the deadliest wildfire the state has ever seen, with 42 being the count of those who’ve died at the time of this writing. Families are losing their homes, their belongings and sadly, their furry family members as rescue organizations work tirelessly to help local pets and farm animals.

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The devastation brought well-known animal lover Sandra Bullock to donate $100,000 to the Humane Society of Ventura County, California (HSVC). Bullock recently suffered the loss of her own dogs and wanted to do what she could to help those in the trenches.

The Humane Society of Ventura County was deeply humbled today by a $100,000 donation from Sandra Bullock and family. Our…

Posted by Humane Society of Ventura County on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bullock has often reached out to nonprofit organizations in other situations to help and has always shared how much pets are members of the family. As so many Californians are escaping with just the clothes (or fur) on their back, it’s a welcome and needed donation to help protect every animal that the HSVC can.

@jilliandempsey The loss of lives and homes in the California fires has left me heartbroken. I am deeply…

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Bullock is not the only star associated with the efforts. The HSVC shared that they’d helped to relocate actor Patrick Dempsey’s farm animals after his home burned, and Miley Cyrus shared that her home too had been burned but her fiance and her dogs were safe and the only thing that mattered.

Completely devestated by the fires affecting my community. I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong. I am grateful for

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 12, 2018

The HSVC says that Bullock’s generous donation will help them to continue to care for the hundreds of farm and companion animals who have been evacuated from the fires until their owners feel it’s safe to reunite with them. They can still use your help, if you are so inclined.

You can visit the HSVC website to donate for supplies and rescue efforts as long as needed.

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