Hundreds of animals have been rescued from the fires, however, many more have not been so lucky and the number of animal victims is as yet unknown.
A series of horrifying images include a rabbit with its ears burned off and dogs with serious burns.
Homes across the state were evacuated as the fires spread, with thousands of people fleeing – many with their pets. Sadly, many had to be left behind as there wasn’t time to get them to safety.
An organization of animal lovers known as California Wildfire Pets which has been trying to reunite lost animals with their owners disclosed the news on Facebook.
They had earlier posted: ‘Are you missing an orange tabby kitty from the area of Billie Rd in Paradise?’ with a picture of the cat in the hope its family could be found.
Billiegirl the cat became one of the thousands of animals who have perished in the deadly wildfires ravaging the state of California. Others have managed to escape or have been rescued, but the blazes have had a devastating impact on wildlife. Allison Cardona, a deputy director of Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control, told NBC News that around 7,000 animals – including over 500 horses and nine cows – are being cared for by the agency.