OROVILLE, CA (June 25, 2008) – Today Sacramento-based United Animal Nations (UAN) began deploying trained volunteers from across Northern California to help care for pets being displaced by the Rim Fire at a temporary animal shelter in Oroville.
Volunteers with UAN’s Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) are deploying at the request of the North Valley Animal Disaster Group (NVADG) to shelter approximately 200 dogs, cats and other animals rescued from behind fire
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UAN recently deployed 12 EARS volunteers to help NVADG and other organizations care for animals displaced by the Humboldt Fire. EARS volunteers will support NVADG at the Rim Fire by providing shelter management, routine animal care, and general upkeep and cleaning of the shelter. Many of the EARS volunteers have significant experience operating emergency shelters during natural disasters.
UAN also offers these tips to help pet owners prepare for fires and other emergencies:
– Seek refuge in a hotel that allows pets. A searchable database of pet-friendly accommodations is available at www.petswelcome.com or www.BringYourPets.com.
– Leave pets with loved ones or board them at a professional kennel safely out of the fire’s reach.
– As a last resort, bring animals to the temporary emergency animal shelter, located at Spring Valley Elementary School K-3,
For more disaster planning tips, visit www.uan.org.