California Wildfire Pet Resources

Find important links to hotlines and rescue organizations assisting pets affected by the California fires.

Updated: October 25, 2007, 8 p.m. EST

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For the latest information and resources on the California Wildfire, we’ve compiled a list of sites that are assisting victims and their pets. Check back often for updates.

To find out how animal welfare charities use donations to help pets in need, click here.

  • The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles is providing wildfire evacuation and rescue services for animal victims of the fire through their Disaster Animal Response Team (DART). For more information, or to make a donation, click here.
     
  • Look up the latest efforts by the Red Cross to assist victims of the California wildfires as well as make a donation or volunteer. For details, click here.

  • The National Interagency Fire Center tracks the latest information on the wildfires, including breakdown by county, acreage burned, percentage contained and street closures. For more information, click here.

  • For a list of animal disaster groups serving California, click here.

  • The Santa Barbara County Animal Services Program has implemented a hotline to assist pet owners with evacuation and sheltering for the Sedgewick fire. For details, click here.

  • The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA have gathered the latest information on animal evacuations and locations that accept pets in the area. The organization is also in need of horse supplies, such as hay, halters, lead ropes, and portable corrals. For details or to donate, click here.

  • The Equestrian Coalition of Orange County is updating areas of evacuation and locations where horses may be brought for shelter. For more information, click here.

  • The American Kennel Club and the California Federation of Dog Clubs have joined forces to collect and distribute food to evacuated pets. For more information, or to make donation, click here.

  • PetSmart Charities providing food, crates, litter, beds, medical supplies and vaccinations for pets affected by the California wildfires. To make a donation, click here.

  • The Petco Foundation is collecting donations through Nov. 3 at its stores to provide pet supplies for animals displaced by the wildfires. The organization is also accepting donations via mail. For details, click here.

  • Brown Dog Foundation is providing assistance to those with pets who were displaced by the San Diego fires. To make a donation or volunteer, click here.

  • The San Diego Animal Support Foundation has livestock trailers, locations that can house livestock, and foster families and available to take pets in. For more information, click here.

  • The Oasis Sanctuary is reaching out to bird owners who need someplace to bring their birds. For details, click here or call (520) 212-4737.

  • The New Leash on Life ranch is housing dogs displaced by the wildfires and are in need of volunteers. For more information, click here.

  • The Lily Sanctuary is assisting those who need help in finding a location to keep their parrots. For more information, click here.

  • The American Veterinary Medical Association is assisting veterinarians who have been affected by the wildfires and providing grants to those who provide veterinary service to animals in need of care. For details, click here.

  • The California Veterinary Medical Association is seeking donations for its disaster relief efforts. For more information, click here.

  • Camp Bow Wow, a doggie daycare in Temecula, Calif., is offering customers who’ve been displaced by the wildfires a 15 percent discount on services. For details, click here.

  • For those in need of pet-friendly accommodations, Motel 6 accepts pets. For details, click here.

  • For those affected by the wildfires, Pet Friendly Travel has compiled a list of 25 hotels in San Diego County that accept pets. For hotel details, click here.

  • Craig’s List has created a special fire forum with complete with shelter and housing information, discussion boards, lost pet postings, volunteer opportunities, a next-of-kin registry and more. To log on, click here.

  • The International Bird Rescue Research Center is providing temporary shelter for birds displaced by the wildfire. For details, click here.
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