RedRover Responders stand at the ready to provide animal emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by the wildfires in Southern California. Here is a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources.

Know of a resource or shelter to add to this list? Email us at info@redrover.org!

*Please note that these resources have been gathered from public sources. If you are planning to shelter at one of these sites with your animals, please verify that it is open and accepting animals as conditions may have changed.

Pet friendly lodging resources:

Veterinary care:

Please note: Pet owners should bring the appropriate pet supplies such as a crate, litter box, food, medications, collar, leash, medical records, water/food bowls, a photo of you and your pet for identification, and bedding.

Emergency shelters that allow pets aren’t the only option. Some veterinarians may board the animals or they can stay with you at a pet-friendly hotel.

When it comes to hotels, you may have heard the rumor that by law, they must accommodate your pets. That is false. The FEMA website reports, “there are reports all emergency shelters and hotels are required to accommodate pets for people who have evacuated. This is FALSE. The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act (Pub. L. 109-308 (2006)) requires all state, local, tribal, and territorial governments that receive FEMA assistance to make plans to accommodate household pets and service animals during emergencies.”

LOS ANGELES – SADDLERIDGE FIRE

Resources for pet owners

*Please note that these resources have been gathered from public sources. If you are planning to shelter at one of these sites with your animals, please verify that it is open and accepting animals as conditions may have changed.

For the latest information on the Camp Fire, visit:

Pet friendly shelters

  • Small pets
    • Lanark Recreation Center: 21816 Lanark St
    • Northridge Recreation Center: 18300 Lemarsh St, Northridge, 91324
    • Granada Hills Rec Center: 16730 Chatsworth St [AT CAPACITY]
    • Brandford Red Center: 13306 Brandford St
    • Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Rec Center: 14201 Huston St
  • Large animals
    • Hansen Dam Equestrian Center: 11127 Orcas Ave, Lake View Terrace, 91342
    • West Valley Animal Shelter: 20655 Plummer St, Chatsworth, 91311
    • Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, 91371
    • Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, 91768. Those in need of boarding their horses are instructed to call security at (909) 865-4600.
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter 818-756-9323 or the West Valley Animal Service at (888) 452-7381 for assistance.

VCA Animal Hospitals is offering free boarding assistance for dogs and cats, and other species, that have been displaced by the Saddleridge fire that broke out in Sylmar and spread to Porter Ranch and other communities. Boarding assistance is offered on a space-available basis at:  VCA Adler Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, 16911 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91343, (818) 893-6366

For those evacuating pets, large and small, the American Red Cross recommends keeping current photos of you with your pet in the event the animal gets lost, and holding onto information about feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior issues and the name and number of a veterinarian.

Social media

Note: Always use caution when posting personal information or using information posted on social networking sites. RedRover cannot vouch for the accuracy or intention of any of the links below.

Facebook:

Twitter:

  • Popular hashtags: #SaddleridgeFire
  • Red Cross Los Angeles (@RedCrossLA)
  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorofLA)

(Last updated 10/12/19, 8:20 am Pacific)