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Drought Affecting Wildlife

By Senerey De Los Santos, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter, senerey.delossantos@keyt.com
Published On: Dec 27 2013 08:29:38 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 27 2013 11:42:54 PM CST

Drought affecting the wildlife

SOLVANG, Calif. -

California is facing one of the worst droughts in recorded history, and wildlife animals seem to be affected by it the most.

The water sources for these animals have demised at an all time high; making it hard to find the water that they need to survive.  

The drought is severally affecting our native wild life in more ways than one. Not only are the water sources limited, but the Oak trees in the Santa Ynez valley are barely dropping enough food sources for bears, chipmunks, and squirrels.

The drought has put the Animal Rescue Team in their busiest season in over seven years.

"Our sources are so slim now as far as release sights because the water sources are so diminished. If people want to help we are suggesting that they can put water troughs out for the animals," said Julia Di Sieno of Animal Rescue Team.

In the past 3-4 weeks the Animal Rescue Team has received ten local deceased foxes, which is the most they ever had in that amount of time. The cause of death is still unknown until they get the autopsy results back.

For more information or if you would like to help the Animal Rescue Team you can log on to their website at www.animalrescueteam.net or call their Rescue Hotline at (805) 896-1859.

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