Genete Santa Maria, CA 11/19/2008 10:36:19 PM I live about 1 & 1/2 hrs. from this area & it was so sad. I also am the pet first aid instructor for Santa Barbara county & so it is VERY important to me for these animals to make it out safely. I am very pleased to be a part of the Am. Red Cross & hope that everyone has a plan of escape in the event of a disaster emergency. Red Cross & the Humane Society of the USA have disaster plans set up under the Pet Disaster Relief Act to help animals large & small get out & to safety for food, water, & shelter. Please check with your local offices to make yourself aware of what to do.