Iams Establishes Wildfire Pet Hotline

Pet health professionals will answer dog owner inquires regarding the California wildfires.

Posted: October 25, 2007, 6 p.m. EST

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Iams pet food company launched an emergency assistance hotline on Thursday for those who have pet-related inquiries related to the California wildfires.

Pet health professionals will be available and assisting dog owners with issues such as smoke inhalation, evacuation, emergency pet preparedness, emergency pet feeding, hydration and wound care.

The hotline will be staffed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, PST. During off hours, a recorded message will play pet-related wildfire information. The Iams hotline number is (800) 508-9275.

In addition to helping dog owners through its hotline, Iams is donating two 9,000 pound shipments of cat and dog food to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Each shipment will provide enough food to feed about 3,000 pets for seven days.

The animal center was evacuated on Monday due to the fires, however people and animals were allowed to return on Thursday. The first shipment of Iams food is scheduled to arrive on Friday.

For more information about how the California wildfires are affecting pets in the area, click here.

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Mary   Battle Creek, MI

11/4/2007 3:42:11 PM

Good Idea!

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Cindy Aleman   Gaithersburg, MD

10/26/2007 7:54:32 AM

The wildfires in California is so devastating. I'm so glad IAMS is doing anything to help pets and their owners!

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