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Gloria Fire Evacuation Information

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During the Gloria Fire, The SPCA Provided All the Following At No Charge:

  • Sheltered nine evacuated dogs. As of 8/31, seven dogs were reunited with their owners. Two dogs are still being sheltered at The SPCA.
  • Operated an emergency animal evacuation shelter for household pets (cats, dogs, etc.) adjacent to the American Red Cross evacuation site at Soledad High School.
  • Stood-by at Incident Command to perform emergency evacuation rescues of animals left behind fire lines and coordinate emergency evacuation shelters for horses and livestock
  • Offered assistance and information to anyone with questions about evacuating animals
  • Provided pet-friendly hotels and motels on our website and as handouts.

 

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SPCA for Monterey County Assists with Lockheed Fire Animal Rescues

The SPCA Disaster Animal Rescue Team assisted Santa Cruz Animal Services rescuing animals from evacuation areas caused by the Lockheed Fire. The Lockheed Fire burned near Bonny Doon in Santa Cruz County.

During the rescues, The SPCA Disaster Animal Rescue Team evacuated a pot bellied pig, nine cats, numerous birds, 14 llamas, 2 pygmy goats, and many chickens. To learn how you can prepare yourself and your pets for a disaster, please click here.

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2008 Monterey County Wildfire Evacuation Information

During the Wildfires, The SPCA Did All the Following At No Charge:

  • Performed emergency evacuation rescues of animals left behind fire lines
  • Helped people evacuate their pets and livestock, including pigs, horses, llamas, goats, dogs, cats, and many more. Over 400 animals were rescued by The SPCA during the Indians and Basin Complex Fires.
  • Operated emergency animal evacuation shelters for household pets (cats, dogs, etc.) adjacent to all American Red Cross evacuation sites.
  • Coordinated emergency evacuation shelters for horses and livestock
  • Sheltered evacuated animals for days, weeks, or months
  • Offered assistance and information to anyone with questions about evacuating animals
  • Attended all the fire information community meetings to inform the public about our fire rescue efforts and explain how to evacuate with animals
  • Provided pet-friendly hotels and motels on our website and as handouts.

Just for Kids

Learn more about SPCA’s programs for kids like the Junior Volunteer Programs, Animal Camp, Birthday Parties, School Presentations, School and Club Tours, Education, and Dog Bite Prevention.

SPCA Pet Meals Program

A beloved pet is often the primary source of comfort for people with medical or age-related challenges. Yet for those who are physically impaired or on fixed incomes, it can be a constant struggle to obtain proper nutrition for themselves and their pets. Click here to learn more about the PetMeals Program.