Kinship Circle: HELP/RESOURCES: Animals In California Wildfires

October 23rd, 2007 11:06 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Oct 23, 2007 6:16 PM
Subject: HELP/RESOURCES: Animals In California Wildfires

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
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RELIEF GLOBAL
10/23/07: Animals Caught In California Wildfires: How To Help

KINSHIP CIRCLE’S DISASTER VICTIMS SITE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

COMPREHENSIVE ALERT ABOUT ANIMALS AFFECTED IN SOUTHERN CALFORNIA WILDFIRES: As of today, nearly a half million people have evacuated. Homes are gone. 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 ought to be prepared to be deploy.

As during Katrina, however, Kinship Circle has no control over the ever-changing logistics of a disaster.

10/23/07: How To Help Animals In California Wildfires

1. UPDATE: Fire Evacuation For Gentle Barn – Cows Trapped. Horses Afraid.
2. UPDATE: As Flames Engulfed Animals At Gentle Barn In Santa Clarita, CA…
3. San Diego Animal Evacuations: Where They’re Welcome/How To Help
4. Southern California VCA Hospitals Offer Free Boarding
5. Animal Evacuation Order Issued For Topanga Canyon
6. High Winds Bring Displaced Doggies To Blown-Down Ranch
7. Evacuated Horses Streaming into Pierce College As Fires Spread
8. Flames Threaten San Diego Wild Animal Park
9. Massive Evacuations Ordered As Onslaught Of Fires Spreads
10. MORE REPORTS/RESOURCES FOR ANIMALS

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1. UPDATE: Fire Evacuation For Gentle Barn – Cows Trapped. Horses Afraid.

[Kelly’s note: click here to see the original alert.]

DATE: 10/22/07
FROM: Lorri Bauston, President, info [at] animalacres.org

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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 the animals 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, and we 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 evacuated animals here.

* Caregivers needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
* No appointment necessary
* Directions to Animal Acres: http://www.animalacres.org

2. HELP ESTABLISH EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROTOCOL: Help set up an emergency evacuation area for the Animal Acres animals. The more volunteers who can 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: info [at] animalacres.org

3. DONATE FOR EVACUATION NEEDS: Your donation, in any amount, will means so much. We URGENTLY need funding for:

* Temporary housing sheds
* Evacuation 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: info [at] animalacres.org * website: http://www.animalacres.org
Animal Acres is a Los Angeles farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate
living center directed by Farm Sanctuary co-founder Lorri Bauston.

DIRECTIONS TO ANIMAL ACRES:

* Located approx. 40 minutes from Los Angeles.
* 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.

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2. UPDATE: As Flames Engulfed Animals At Gentle Barn In Santa Clarita, CA…

DATE: 10/22/07
FROM: Susie V Kaufman, Susie [at] 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 evacuated animals.

CONTACT SUSIE TO BE ON-CALL FOR EVACUATION OR LOADING/UNLOADING ANIMALS:

* PHONE (only use this number): 661-251-6669
* EMAIL: Susie [at] JarrettLennon.com
* Contact by EMAIL is preferred.

We need loving people to come to Animal Acres and help feed and water our rescued rescues. We also need:

* Food!
* Bedding!
* 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 works.

We need folks on standby — in case Animal Acres needs to evacuate — with:

* Trailers, trucks
* Ability to load and unload panicked animals

It’s AMAZING how many of you love animals that much!
With all my heart, Susie, Susie [at] JarrettLennon.com * 661-251-6669

DIRECTIONS TO ANIMAL ACRES:
Animal Acres, 661-269-5404
5200 Escondido Canyon Road * Acton, CA 93510

* Located approx. 40 minutes from Los Angeles.
* 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.

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3. San Diego Animal Evacuations: Where They’re Welcome/How To Help

DATE: 10/23/07
SOURCE: http://www.sdhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter__HarrisWitchcreekFire
SOURCE: http://www.cbs8.com/

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PHOTO: 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 horses, 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 as supplies at evacuation centers may be limited. More tips: http://www.sdhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Ter_Disasterpreparedness

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, ONLY ANIMALS
400 Rancho Del Oro Dr. * Oceanside, CA 92057
Space for horses, livestock and small animals

Fiesta Island – ACCEPTING 500 OWNERS AND THEIR ANIMALS
1500 Fiesta Island Rd * San Diego, CA 92109

Qualcomm Stadium – SMALL PETS ONLY
9449 Friars Road * San Diego, CA 92108

Mira Mesa High School – FULL
10510 Reagan Road * San Diego, CA 92126

Camp Diggity Dog – FREE BOARDING TO DOGS DISPLACED BY FIRES
1835 Imperial Ave * San Diego, CA 92102
619-702-4090, Bark [at] CampDiggityDogs.com
DIRECTIONS: http://www.campdiggitydogs.com/

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:
CALL: 619-236-4250 and press “1” for emergency services

ANYONE 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:
Volunteers and supplies are not needed at this time, but the San Diego Humane Society is keeping a list of names for people interested in helping.

* TO HELP, DONATE: https://secure2.convio.net/sdhss/site/Donation2?idb=1781347065&df_id=1620&1620.donation=form1
* Or CALL: 619-299-7012

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4. Southern California VCA Hospitals Offer Free Boarding

DATE: 10/23/07
SOURCE: http://www.kpfk.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3448&Itemid=87

VCA animal hospitals throughout Southern California are offering free 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, 714-827-6861
— Glendale, VCA Arden Animal Hospital, 818-246-2478
— Hermosa Beach, VCA Coast Animal Hospital, 310-372-8881
— Laguna Niguel, VCA Aliso Viejo Animal Hospital, 949-643-0437
— Lake Forest, VCA Saddleback Animal Hospital, 949-586-4250
— 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

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5. Animal Evacuation Order Issued For Topanga Canyon

DATE: 10/21/07
FROM: Kate Danaher, katedanaher [at] animalearthhuman.org
SOURCE: http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_294195436.html

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 Sunday afternoon because of a windblown, 1,200-acre wildfire that began in Malibu Sunday morning and is bearing down on the canyon.

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
Horse owners were advised to enter the college via El Rancho Road, east of DeSoto Avenue, a quarter mile south of Victory Boulevard.

REST OF STORY: http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_294195436.html

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6. High Winds Bring Displaced Doggies To Blown-Down Ranch; New Leash On Life Needs Your Help

DATE: 10/22/07
FROM: Kate Danaher, katedanaher [at] animalearthhuman.org
SOURCE: http://nlol.org/winddisaster.asp

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 help 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 * info [at] nlol.org

DONATIONS:
https://www.nlol.org/donationform.asp

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7. Evacuated Horses Streaming into Pierce College As Fires Spread

DATE: 10/23/07
SOURCE: http://www.lapc.cc.ca.us/

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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 direction of the L.A. County Volunteer Equine Response team.

HOTLINE: 818-991-6384

A temporary emergency Command Center phone number for the public to get evacuation information for large animals.

Pierce can house more than 200 large animals, and additional evacuation centers are being set up by the County, so the public should call the Command Center hotline for direction.

Horses 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
Enter the 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: 818-991-0071
Evacuees in Ventura County call: 805-388-4341

DONATIONS:
Donate to: “Foundation for Pierce College Equine Emergency Fund”
Mail to: Foundation for Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Or 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 businesses including numerous feed stores and Ralph’s in Woodland Hills and Olive Garden are bringing in “feed” — for both horses and volunteers.

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8. Flames Threaten San Diego Wild Animal Park

DATE: 10/22/07
SOURCE: http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_295121707.html

(AP) SAN DIEGO, Calif. The sprawling San Diego Wild Animal Park has been closed 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, is home to about 3,500 animals.

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9. Massive Evacuations Ordered As Onslaught Of Fires Spreads

DATE: 10/23/07
FROM: Kate Danaher, katedanaher [at] animalearthhuman.org
SOURCE: here

EXCERPT FROM STORY:

The sheer ferocity and sweep of the firestorm, and the scale of its impact, created surreal images throughout the region.

In 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 fairground and racetrack.

At least 5,000 people were evacuated to Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers, 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.

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10. MORE REPORTS/RESOURCES FOR ANIMALS

Emergency Animal Rescue Service [EARS] Resource Page:
http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=358

10/21/07: Santa Barbara County Maintains Sedgwick Fire Animal Services Hotline
KSBY-TV, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21426133/
The Santa Barbara County Animal Services Program has implemented a hotline to 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 offering to provide assistance with animals. The Sedgwick Fire Animal Services Hotline number is: 681-4332.

10/23/07: NOAH’S WISH REPORT
http://www.noahswish.info/CurrentRecentDisasters/
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 photos 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.

Update 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 animals 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 Arizona, 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 have no homes to return to. Regions 1,2,5 and 6 are being deployed, more areas will be alerted as warranted by the situation.

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PHOTO: AFP/Getty Images – Tue Oct 23, 1:23 PM ET
Horses stand in a pen as fire threatens the Bonita neighborhood in San Diego, California. 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)

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PHOTO: Reuters – Tue Oct 23, 4:04 PM ET
Corralled horses cool off under smoky skies along Del Dios Highway in the Racho 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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