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Scheana Shay Shares a Memory with Stanley the Giraffe from Malibu Wine Safaris Amid California Wildfires

The Vanderpump Rules SURver put out a plea to followers to help wild animals fleeing from fire.

By Jenny Berg

As the California wildfires continue to spread, Scheana Shay is reflecting on her personal meeting with Stanley the giraffe. The animal came to national attention when an online group banded together to voice concern for the animals — including Stanley — who live at the menagerie at Malibu Wine Safaris, which is in the path of the Woolsey Fire. The group was worried about how the animals would fare as the fires continued.

On November 13, Scheana added her voice to the ranks of concerned citizens. Showing a cute photo of herself posing with Stanley, the Vanderpump Rules pal wrote: "Last year I shared a salad with [Stanley] up at the [Malibu Wines Safari] and this week devastation has hit Malibu and the surrounding areas... according to Stanley’s vet- he is safe - but many wild animals have lost their homes. If you live near the fires in CA, know these animals are fleeing the fires and may show up in your yard. Bring your pets in at night & let the wild ones pass through. Put out buckets of water for them - they are scared and exhausted. To help, please donate to to help save these animals homes who aren’t as fortunate as Stanley."


In turn, Malibu Wine Safaris used its social media accounts to update followers on its animals' condition. On November 10, its Instagram feed featured a photo of Stanley, along with a lengthy caption that read in part, "Our amazing animal care and facilities team began preparing for evacuations late last night and because of their efforts we have survived the fire. Our management team and animal trainers are onsite right now feeding, providing water, repairing enclosures, and caring for our animal family (including Stanley). While we have lost a considerable portion of our barns and facilities, our primary concern is the lives our animal and human families. We have a small number of number of animals unaccounted for but the search is continuing through the night."

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