Friday, October 20, 2017
The Solano County Fairgrounds is in the news again – this time on page one of The Sacramento Bee newspaper. And although no fair staff members were mentioned by name, we all know they are working hard behind the scenes to accommodate their four- and two-footed guests threatened or displaced by wildfires. CFSA is proud to have the Solano County Fairgrounds as a member – thank you for all your good work!
Here’s The Sacramento Bee article:
When the flames came to California’s wine country, where did all the animals go?
By Cynthia Hubert
As smoke and flames threatened her rural property in Suisun City last week, Cristina Santini’s thoughts turned to her 38 goats and sheep.
She and her husband Flavio had been told to get out ahead of the Atlas Fire that was raging in Solano County. There seemed to be no time for the couple to chase their livestock down, pack them into trailers and drive them to safety. The county seemed unlikely to help, since it was in the process of evacuating thousands of humans threatened by the flames.
“Maybe I should open the gates and let them run for their lives,” Santini recalled thinking at the time. Read More >