Nevada man sets up donation drive for horses impacted by Southern California fires
One Northern Nevada man is stepping up to help some four-legged victims impacted by the fires in Southern California.
Victor Pozzo of Gardnerville has already completed two trips to Santa Barbara this week to deliver supplies for horse owners. As of Tuesday, three horse trailers, a flatbed and a semi-truck full of supplies have made their way down to the Earl Warren Showgrounds.
"Most of it for us is for the animals and the people who care for them," said Pozzo. "We're trying to help them care for their horses."
Pozzo trains horses and said the animals are considered part of the family.
Being an equestrian, and seeing footage of horses evacuate from the region he grew up in, sparked an idea.
Pozzo reached out to his friend, Karyn Shirley of Palomino Valley, to start a drive to help support other equestrians in Southern California.
"In this world where we so much see negativity, there's a lot of positive. That's what keeps us all together," Shirley said.
A fire relief fund is set up on Facebook. To donate to the fundraiser, click here.
Supplies can be dropped off at 5 Clover Ranch in Minden, Nevada.