Photo courtesy of the Humane Society of Ventura County.

With all the tragic news surrounding the devastating fires in California, it’s hard not to become discouraged. However, there is always good to be found even on the most trying of days, and there’s always people who go above and beyond to help when tragedy strikes. Actress Sandra Bullock has proven to be a ray of light amidst these difficult times.

“The Humane Society of Ventura County was deeply humbled today by a $100,000 donation from Sandra Bullock and family. Our efforts for rescuing and caring for evacuated animals from the Hill and Woolsey fires had caught her attention and her team reached out to the shelter to show their support. Sandra Bullock and her family have reached out to other nonprofit organizations both during this incident and in the past. However, this time she wanted to contribute to those on the frontline rescuing animals in peril and hope others will choose to do the same.

“This donation will help the HSVC provide 24/7 care for the scores of horses, bulls, donkeys, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, and other pets evacuated from the fires. The HSVC pledges to care for these animals for as long as is needed or until their owners feel comfortable in safely reuniting their families. From all of us on staff at the HSVC, our dedicated volunteers, and the animals in our care, we thank you for your kind consideration.” – Humane Society of Ventura County

Would you like to make a difference? The Humane Society of Venture County is in need of horse savvy volunteers who would like to help, “We are currently requesting volunteers from the general public with specific requirements: You must be 18 years or older and you must have at least 2 years of horse experience.”

If you fit the above description, email to see how you can get involved! If you’re not local but would still like to help, click here to send a donation!