Letter from the Executive Director

Categories: Disaster Preparedness

Dear Friends,

Our lives turned upside down this month as wildfires raged in and around the Napa Valley. We suspended Napa Humane’s normal operations October 9-13, and turned our full attention to supporting the emergency response effort.

It was devastating to see the flames decimating the homes and businesses of friends, family and colleagues—and displacing so many innocent pets. At the same time, we were (and still are) in awe of the incredible acts of kindness happening every day. I’m sure that the heroism and phenomenal generosity we’ve witnessed will be an even more vivid memory than the fiery carnage and uncertainty of that first week. We are so grateful to serve such a resilient and compassionate community!

This month’s newsletter shares some examples of Napa Valley’s humanity and heroism in the face of the fires, offers resources for those affected, and highlights disaster preparation tips to help our community plan ahead for the future. Please share widely with those you think might find it useful.

All my best,



Wendi Piscia


Me giving (and getting) comfort from one of the evacuated pups in our care.

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