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10/23/07: Animals Caught In California Wildfires: How To Help
KINSHIP CIRCLE’S DISASTER VICTIMS SITE:
COMPREHENSIVE ALERT ABOUT ANIMALS AFFECTED IN SOUTHERN
WILDFIRES: As of today, nearly a half million
people have evacuated. Homes
are GONE. Noah’s Wish says this is approaching Katrina-like proportions,
fierce winds spreading fires...
READ CAREFULLY, if you want to help. Many listings below show info to DONATE
and/or VOLUNTEER. Anyone certified with Noah’s Wish, EARS, or other disaster
relief orgs should be on standby
As during Katrina, however, Kinship Circle has no control over the
ever-changing logistics of
10/23/07: How To Help Animals
In California Wildfires
Fire Evacuation For Gentle Barn - Cows Trapped. Horses Afraid.
- UPDATE: As Flames Engulfed Animals At Gentle Barn In Santa Clarita, CA...
- San Diego Animal Evacuations: Where They’re Welcome/How To Help
- Southern California VCA Hospitals Offer
- Animal Evacuation Order
Issued For Topanga Canyon
- High Winds
Bring Displaced Doggies To Blown-Down Ranch
Horses Streaming into Pierce College As Fires Spread
- Flames Threaten San Diego Wild Animal Park
- Massive Evacuations Ordered As
Onslaught Of Fires Spreads
- MORE REPORTS/RESOURCES
1. UPDATE: Fire Evacuation For Gentle
Barn - Cows Trapped. Horses Afraid.
FROM: Lorri Bauston, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
EMERGENCY EVACUATION UPDATE: Fortunately, because of the dedication of
volunteers and individuals who helped us buy animal transport trailers, WE
WERE ABLE TO SAFELY EVACUATE ALL OF GENTLE BARN’S ANIMALS, and
are now being cared for at Animal Acres...
Given the state of emergency in southern
California, it is clear that
additional fire evacuation areas need to be established for farm animals,
are focusing all our efforts on this over the next two weeks. We
DESPERATELY need YOU to help with this effort.
HOW TO HELP FARM ANIMALS IN FIRE EVACUATIONS:
1. VOLUNTEER AT ANIMAL ACRES: Come to Animal Acres to help care for
2. HELP ESTABLISH EMERGENCY
EVACUATION PROTOCOL: Help set up an emergency
evacuation area for the Animal Acres animals. The more volunteers
pitch-in, the sooner a site can be ready for evacuation needs.
- Volunteers needed to put up fencing and other jobs.
- Volunteers needed EVERY DAY from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Let us know what day(s) you will be joining us.
- CALL: 661-269-5404 or EMAIL: email@example.com
3. DONATE FOR EVACUATION NEEDS: Your donation, in any amount,
will means so
much. We URGENTLY need funding for:
- Temporary housing sheds
site fencing and corrals
- Water troughs
and water hoses
- To purchase an additional
transport trailer to evacuate ALL animals immediately.
- DONATE ONLINE: http://www.animalacres.org/donate.html
On behalf of ALL of us at Animal Acres, and the animals who need our
assistance at this difficult time, THANK YOU.
Lorri Bauston, President, ANIMAL ACRES
5200 Escondido Canyon
Road * Acton, CA 93510
ph: 661-269-5404; fax: 661-269-0194
email: firstname.lastname@example.org * website: http://www.animalacres.org
Animal Acres is a Los Angeles farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate
center directed by Farm Sanctuary co-founder Lorri Bauston.
TO ANIMAL ACRES:
approx. 40 minutes from Los Angeles.
Interstate 5 North to Highway 14 North (Antelope Valley Hwy towards Palmdale).
- Take Highway 14 North approximately 18 miles.
- Take the RED ROVER MINE ROAD exit;
- the exit will curve to the right; take the first LEFT (you’ll be on Ward Road), and this road
ends at ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD.
- Take a
LEFT on ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD.
- The Sanctuary
is the first farm on the left; look for buildings with red tiled roofs and mailboxes in front of driveway.
2. UPDATE: As Flames Engulfed Animals At Gentle Barn In Santa Clarita, CA...
FROM: Susie V Kaufman, Susie@JarrettLennon.com
Sunday and Monday, as flames engulfed the animals at Gentle Barn in Santa
Clarita, CA , Kinship Circle urged volunteers to bring transport trailers
and willing hands to both Gentle Barn
and Animal Acres. You were advised to
notify Susie Kaufman, if able to help. Below is Susie’s update on the
CONTACT SUSIE TO BE ON-CALL
FOR EVACUATION OR LOADING/UNLOADING ANIMALS:
We need loving people to come
to Animal Acres and help feed and water our
rescued rescues. We also need:
- Containers for water
- Everything you can think of for
farm animals to make them comfortable and calm.
If you come to Animal Acres, let them know Susie sent you their way. That
way we'll know if this system
We need folks on standby -- in case Animal
Acres needs to evacuate -- with:
to load and unload panicked animals
It's AMAZING how many of you love animals that much!
With all my heart,
Susie, Susie@JarrettLennon.com * 661-251-6669
TO ANIMAL ACRES:
Animal Acres, 661-269-5404
5200 Escondido Canyon Road * Acton, CA 93510
- Located approx. 40 minutes from Los
- Take Interstate 5 North to Highway
14 North (Antelope Valley Hwy towards Palmdale).
- Take Highway 14 North approximately 18 miles.
- Take the RED ROVER MINE ROAD exit;
- the exit will curve to the right;
take the first LEFT (you’ll be on Ward Road), and this road ends at ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD.
- Take a LEFT on ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD.
- The Sanctuary is the first farm on the left; look for buildings with
red tiled roofs and mailboxes in front of driveway.
3. San Diego Animal Evacuations:
Where They’re Welcome/How To Help
SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY Assisting with Animal Evacuations for Harris
and Witch Creek Fires. As of Sunday evening,
several dozen animals have been
evacuated to temporary holding locations. Among the animals evacuated were
goats, ducks, and dogs. The ARR is continuing to monitor the fires
through the night and will continue to provide aid
to those pets in danger.
COMPANION ANIMAL EVACUATION:
Residents evacuating their homes are asked to take all companion animals
with them. If possible,
place your pet in a crate or carrier and bring any
necessary supplies including leashes, food, water, and medications
supplies at evacuation centers may be limited. More tips:
Most Red Cross evacuation centers are accepting pets in carriers. If you do
not have or were unable to put your pet in a carrier or need pet supplies,
bring your pet to one of the following
Red Cross evacuation centers:
El Camino High School - NO PEOPLE,
400 Rancho Del Oro Dr. * Oceanside, CA 92057
Space for horses, livestock and small animals
Fiesta Island - ACCEPTING 500 OWNERS AND THEIR ANIMALS
Fiesta Island Rd * San Diego, CA 92109
Qualcomm Stadium - SMALL
9449 Friars Road * San Diego, CA 92108
Mesa High School - FULL
10510 Reagan Road * San Diego, CA 92126
Diggity Dog - FREE BOARDING TO DOGS DISPLACED BY FIRES
1835 Imperial Ave * San Diego, CA 92102
LARGE ANIMAL EVACUATION:
Del Mar Fairgrounds - FULL
Lakeside Rodeo Grounds - FULL
Hwy 67 & Mapleview St.
IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY EVACUATION FOR YOUR ANIMALS OR LIVESTOCK:
619-236-4250 and press "1" for emergency services
WITH STABLE OR AREA TO HOUSE EVACUATED LARGE ANIMALS & LIVESTOCK:
CALL: San Diego Humane Society, 619-299-7012
HUMANE SOCIETY ALSO NEEDS PORTABLE LIVESTOCK PANELS
FOR TEMPORARY CORRALS:
If you have these available for use, CALL: 619 299-7012
VOLUNTEERS & SUPPLIES:
and supplies are not needed at this time, but the San Diego
Humane Society is keeping a list of names for people interested
4. Southern California VCA Hospitals Offer Free Boarding
VCA animal hospitals throughout Southern California are offering
boarding through Nov. 5 -- on a space-available basis -- for animals whose
owners have been evacuated or
displaced as a result of the firestorms.
Pet owners should call ahead to double-check, but VCA facilities in Los
Angeles and Orange counties that may have space available include:
-- Burbank, VCA Animal Hospital, 818-845-7246
-- Canoga Park, VCA Companion Animal Hospital, 818-340-1569
-- Cypress, VCA College Park-Ana Brook Animal Hospital,
-- Glendale, VCA Arden Animal Hospital, 818-246-2478
-- Hermosa Beach, VCA Coast Animal Hospital,
-- Laguna Niguel, VCA Aliso Viejo Animal Hospital, 949-643-0437
-- Lake Forest, VCA Saddleback Animal
-- Lake Forest, VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital, 949-770-1808
-- Los Alamitos, VCA Rossmoor-El
Dorado Animal Hospital. 562-598-8621
-- Los Angeles, VCA Miller-Robertson Animal Hospital, 310-657-7050
-- Los Angeles,
VCA Petville Animal Hospital, 310-313-9118
-- Mission Viejo, VCA Mission Viejo Animal Hospital, 949-582-1220
Pasadena, VCA A Breed Apart Animal Hospital, 626-795-4444
-- Reseda, VCA McClave Animal Hospital, 818-881-5102
Santa Monica, VCA Santa Monica Dog and Cat Hospital, 310-453-5459
-- Santa Monica, VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital, 310-828-4587
-- Woodland Hills, VCA Parkwood Animal Hospital, 818-884-5506
5. Animal Evacuation Order Issued For Topanga Canyon
FROM: Kate Danaher, email@example.com
EDITED FOR LENGTH
(CBS) LOS ANGELES Owners of
horses and large animals in the Topanga Canyon
area were ordered Sunday to evacuate their animals immediately, as officials
said animal owners in areas affected by wildfires should evacuate their pets
early. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Department and the Los Angeles
County Fire Department issued the animal evacuation order for Topanga Canyon
afternoon because of a windblown, 1,200-acre wildfire that began in
Malibu Sunday morning and is bearing down on the
MALIBU & AGUA DOLCE AUTHORITIES’
EMERGENCY ANIMAL HOTLINE:
[Animal caretakers] call 818-991-6384 for help with emergency evacuation.
TOPANGA COUNTY SHELTER FOR SMALL ANIMALS [CATS, DOGS]:
Agoura Hills Shelter
29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills
TOPANGA COUNTY SHELTER FOR LARGE ANIMALS [HORSES]:
Pierce College Equestrian Center in Woodland Hills
owners were advised to enter the college via El Rancho Road, east of
DeSoto Avenue, a quarter mile south of Victory
REST OF STORY: http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_294195436.html
6. High Winds Bring Displaced Doggies To Blown-Down Ranch
New Leash On Life Needs Your Help
FROM: Kate Danaher,
Late last night (Sunday, October 21) high winds ripped four of our exercise
pens off the ground and sent them flying. Currently they are residing where
they landed last night. Some are slung
over the kennel and into the pool
area, others just upside-down in the middle of our exercise area. We need
to secure these structures down and make the ranch safe as we are also
expecting a large influx of displaced dogs from
the fire evacuations.
The Castaic Animal Shelter has already put in a call to our office to ask
for a place
to put all these unfortunate doggies. If you can come help us at
the ranch today in any capacity, please do. The high
winds continue to
threaten the ranch as the already destroyed pens are hanging on rooftops and
sticking to trees.
Thank you for helping us in this time of need.
NEW LEASH ON LIFE
16742 Placerita Cyn. Rd. * Newhall, CA 91321
661-255-0097 or 818-710-9898 * firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Evacuated Horses Streaming into Pierce College As Fires Spread
Horses in evacuated areas threatened by the Malibu and other fires raging
this week are finding safe refuge at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, a Los
Angeles County large animal emergency
evacuation center. As of noon on
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 153 horses had been logged in, sheltered and fed under the
of the L.A. County Volunteer Equine Response team.
A temporary emergency Command Center phone number for the public to get
information for large animals.
Pierce can house more than 200 large animals, and additional evacuation
are being set up by the County, so the public should call the
Command Center hotline for direction.
are taken in for free at Pierce, and a veterinarian is onsite.
Trained volunteers from Pierce College’s equestrian
program and Boots and
Saddles Club are assisting the county rescue effort, night and day.
EMERGENCY CENTER GUIDELINES:
- No stallions
- Bring a water tub and medicines for your animal
- Please bring feed if you can
PIERCE COLLEGE LOCATION:
6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills
campus off De Soto Avenue just south of Victory Blvd.
Turn east onto El Rancho Road.
FOR SMALL ANIMALS (DOGS, CATS):
Call the Agoura animal shelter:
Evacuees in Ventura County call: 805-388-4341
Donate to: “Foundation for Pierce College Equine Emergency Fund”
to: Foundation for Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
call the Foundation: 818-703-0826
Pierce College donates its
equestrian facility, volunteers, food and
supplies to this rescue effort. Generous community members and local
including numerous feed stores and Ralph's in Woodland Hills and
Olive Garden are bringing in "feed" --
for both horses and volunteers.
8. Flames Threaten San Diego Wild Animal Park
(AP) SAN DIEGO, Calif. The sprawling San Diego Wild Animal Park has been
to visitors and staff. Flames are threatening its eastern end.
Smaller animals, including California condors, were
moved to the park's
hospital Sunday. Other animals are being kept in their large field
enclosures, which are
considered to be safer because the vegetation is
sparse.The northern San Diego County park, encircled by fire breaks,
to about 3,500 animals.
9. Massive Evacuations Ordered As Onslaught Of Fires Spreads
FROM: Kate Danaher, email@example.com
EXCERPT FROM STORY:
The sheer ferocity and sweep of the firestorm, and the
scale of its impact,
created surreal images throughout the region.
the Rancho Bernardo area in north San Diego County, more than 1,500
people, 2,200 horses and other animals, including
chickens, a zebra and a
zorse (a cross between a zebra and a horse), took refuge at the Del Mar
At least 5,000 people were evacuated to Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San
inviting comparisons to Hurricane Katrina evacuees who were
housed in squalor at the Louisiana Superdome. The scene
at Qualcomm, though,
could hardly have been in sharper contrast.
10. MORE REPORTS/RESOURCES FOR ANIMALS
Emergency Animal Rescue Service [EARS] Resource Page:
10/21/07: Santa Barbara County Maintains Sedgwick Fire Animal Services
The Santa Barbara County Animal Services Program has implemented a hotline
assist pet owners with animal evacuation and sheltering due to the
Sedgwick Fire. This hotline is available to identify
those needing aid with
transporting or sheltering animals as well as individuals in our community
provide assistance with animals. The Sedgwick Fire Animal
number is: 681-4332.
10/23/07: NOAH’S WISH REPORT
Update as of noon, 10/23/07:
Three Noah's Wish trailers left the El Dorado
Hills office at noon loaded
with supplies and responders enroute to Qualcomm stadium in San Diego (see
below). Conditions continue to worsen as high winds drive the fires
into communities. Over a half-million people are evacuated in Southern
California. Qualcomm stadium now has more than 50,000 evacuees and the
numbers continue to grow by the hour.
N.W. volunteers continue to arrive.
They are very busy but have the shelter functioning smoothly.
as of 7:00 am:
All Noah's wish personnel responding to San Diego fire disaster should
report to our command
center at the temporary shelter, Parking Lot "H" at
Qualcomm Stadium. The First response trailer arrived last
evening with much
needed cages and supplies.
Eight N.W. first responders spent the night caring for the many
already in place. (With hundreds more to come). This morning's count : 20
Horses , 79 Cats, 93 Dogs,
6 Rabbits, 5 Rats and a Chinchilla.
At 9:00am this morning a caravan of three trucks pulling N.W. trailers will
leave the El Dorado Hills office bound for Qualcomm. Trailers are stocked
with more caging and other much needed
equipment. Two dozen volunteers are
now preparing to leave their homes from as far as Canada, Oklahoma and
traveling to San Diego via car and plane.
This is a major disaster, much the same
as Hurricane Katrina...Hundreds of
thousands of people and animals are out of their homes. Many will
homes to return to. Regions 1,2,5 and 6 are being deployed, more areas will
be alerted as warranted by
Images - Tue Oct 23, 1:23 PM ET
Horses stand in a pen as fire threatens the Bonita neighborhood in San
More than 300,000 people have been evacuated and around
1,000 homes destroyed as ferocious wildfires raged unchecked
for a third day
across California on Tuesday.(AFP/Getty Images/Eric Thayer)
Reuters - Tue Oct 23, 4:04 PM ET
Corralled horses cool off under smoky skies along Del Dios Highway in the
Santa Fe area of San Diego, California October 23, 2007. Wildfires
stoked by fierce winds burned unchecked across Southern
California for a
third day on Tuesday with 300,000 people in San Diego alone evacuated as
flames destroyed or
threatened homes from humble forest cabins to luxury
villas. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
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