Some residents in Northern California's more rural areas threatened by fire are refusing to leave their homes because they don't want to leave their livestock and larger animals behind, including one Butte County woman who is still on-property with over 175 animals.

As ABC 7 reports, one farmer didn't want to go until all of his cows were properly corralled. It took some help from a neighboring animal sanctuary to get that accomplished. Following that, a T.J. & Friends Sanctuary employee told ABC 7 that they "picked up six horses yesterday, llamas, goats, pigs whatever we can."

It may have been a little tougher for the Butte County woman in Bangor, California, though. SFGate spoke with Monica Hardeman, founder of the Equine Rescue Center, who stayed on her property with 72 horses, 100 cattle, and her goats and dogs. They reportedly tried to move all of the animals off the property, but the LaPorte Fire has effectively cut off any possible help, stranding her there with the animals. In a phone interview with SFGate, Hardeman said, "We're just kinda trapped at this point. If people could get to us, they would, but we're in a situation where it's just not possible."

Since then, Hardeman has been providing updates through the ERC Facebook page. In the latest one, she said that the LaPorte Fire has moved in a different direction, but the Cascade Fire "has come our way." She went on to say, "I don't want to leave because I know [officers] won't let me back, so I'm not leaving. Unless somebody puts a gun to me or something I might leave, but... right now, I go where they go and nobody could get up here yesterday, they wouldn't let people in."

Hardeman isn't alone at the ERC, though, as SFGate also explained that the center's ranch director, Gabe Pimentel is also there assisting her with taking care of the horses. As of right now, they're in pretty dire straits — they have no electricity, only one generator, and spotty cell phone service.

On the other side of things, Safari West in Santa Rosa has written a post on Facebook thanking people for offering to help take care of their stable of African animals with donations and the like, but they've asked that potential donors redirect their efforts and generosity elsewhere. They wrote, in part:

Please, if you do feel compelled to make a donation, direct it to a charity or organization that benefits all the victims of this terrible event. Our Safari West family has suffered but we are not alone and our fellow citizens of Sonoma, Napa, and surrounding counties are all dealing with the same heartache and loss. Thank you again for thinking of us.

They also wrote that they have a skeleton crew of core staff back on site, including a veterinarian who will take care of the animals. Though they seem to be safe now, they still remain worried as the Tubbs Fire bearing down on them hasn't been contained at all, according to CalFire.

Related: Santa Rosa's Safari West Works To Save African Animals While Area Shelters Take On More Pets