On Oct. 8, as many Californians drifted off to sleep, one of the most destructive fires in the state’s history ignited in Northern California. High winds following a dry, hot summer set the stage for devastation. Within minutes, intense, fast-moving fires began raging across much of Napa and Sonoma counties.
Just ask Carol B., Operations Manager in the South Central Group.
For the past three years, Carol and her nine-year-old golden retriever, Nico, have volunteered at the nonprofit Hand in Paw. The pair helps children with physical, emotional, educational or psychological needs through animal-assisted therapy.