Animal Evacuation Volunteers Needed in California

August 30th, 2009 11:21 pm by Kelly Garbato

Update, 9/2/09: Please see the newest update here.

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Update, 8/31/09: Please see Kinship Circle’s most recent update here.

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I know it’s late, so I’ll make this quick: several animal rescue organizations, specifically Animal Acres (as described below by Kinship Circle) and possibly Gentle Barn (below KC’s alert) and others, need help evacuating from the California wildfires. If you’re in or near the area and able to help, keep reading. Otherwise, please spread the word to those who can provide assistance. Please and thank you.

Also, you can keep up to date on what’s happening on Twitter; try the hashtags #fire, #wildfires, #la, #evacuation and the like. At the time of this writing, none are trending topics, though hopefully that will change as people start to mobilize.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 6:35 PM
Subject: Animal Acres Evacuates In Path Of Calif. Fires

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK

8/30/09: Animal Acres Evacuates In The Path Of Calif. Fires

1. California Wildfires Move NW, Toward Animal Acres
2. Be On Emergency Standby With Animal Acres
3. Supplies/Equipment/Volunteers Needed For Animal Acres

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Pets get help as flames approach: Rose Mary Berman of Palos Verdes Estates feeds a carrot to Norman one of 15 horses evacuated to Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates. Donna Littlejohn/Daily Breeze,
http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_13226056

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1. California Wildfires Move NW, Toward Animal Acres

8/29/09 – 8/30/09, PRESENT SITUATION / NOTES:

Fire moves toward Acton as officials hope for lower temperatures:

The strongest part of the Station fire burning in Angeles National Forest and La Canada Flintridge area is moving northwest of the park toward Acton, California, said Jennifer Sanchez of the U.S. Forest Service. [ANIMAL ACRES IS LOCATED IN ACTON]. Evacuations for some Acton residents are in place…

Since it began 8/26/09, the Station fire has burned 35,200 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations of 10,000 homes, according to Forest Service.

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http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-08/48663340.jpg

AUTHORIZED BY FRANK ALLEN, ANIMAL ACRES
Susie V Kaufman, Animal Acres Evacuation Coordinator
susie [at] jarrettlennon.com

8/30/09 — There is a mandatory evacuation in order on the northeast side of Acton. Animal Acres has begun the evacuation process. Currently, horses and donkeys are in the initial process of being moved from Animal Acres to Evacuation Site #2. The following is still only POSSIBLE: The next to be moved will be cows, followed by sheep, goats, and pigs, then birds. They will be moved to Evacuation Site #1. I know nothing about the emus.

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2. Be On Emergency Standby With Animal Acres

8/30/09 — Susie Kaufman writes: To be added to Animal Acres evacuation alert spreadsheet, email susie [at] jarrettlennon.com

– YOUR FULL NAME
– ALL PHONE NUMBERS
– EMAIL ADDRESS
– WHAT TYPE HELP YOU CAN OFFER (i.e., transportation, handling, soothing, temporary shelter, food and water [and containers], etc.)

To be included in a special list of others to contact in case of such an emergency evacuation, please let me know that, as well. The more who can be involved quickly, the better for our animal friends: susie [at] jarrettlennon.com

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3. Supplies/Equipment/Volunteers Needed For Animal Acres

8/30/09 — Susie V Kaufman, Animal Acres Evacuation Coordinator, writes: This list is incomplete, because Frank Allen is physically herding the donkeys and horses right this minute…

URGENT NEEDS FOR ANIMAL ACRES:
* Trucks
* Trailers
* Pickup trucks with camper shells (for the birds)
* Carriers for the birds (chickens, turkeys, etc.)
* Large water bowls
* People good with herding (we don’t want hysterics)
* Animal soothers
* Bedding
* Food
* Water hoses

CALL BEFORE SHOWING UP AT ANIMAL ACRES — 661-212-4647

PLEASE CALL before you make the drive, as events can/will change faster than emails and phone calls can be transmitted — 661-212-4647

DO NOT CALL 661-212-4647 for additional info; this is to be used only if you need up-to-the-second updates BECAUSE you are about to bring in equipment!

DIRECTIONS TO ANIMAL ACRES:
Animal Acres
5200 Escondido Canyon Rd
Acton, CA 93510
http://animalacres.org
661-269-5404, info [at] animalacres.org

Interstate 5 North to Highway 14 North
(Antelope Valley Hwy towards Lancaster/Palmdale)
Take the RED ROVER MINE ROAD exit
The short exit will curve hard to the right
Take the first immediate LEFT
(you will be on Ward Road, which is only a block in length)
Ward Road dead-ends at ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD
Turn LEFT onto ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD
Animal Acres is the first farm on the left. Look for buildings with red tiled roofs and mailboxes in front of dirt driveway.

MONETARY DONATIONS TO ANIMAL ACRES:
http://www.animalacres.org/donate.html

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Lorri Houston enjoys a ‘critter cuddle’ with Jamie.
Animal Acres is a Los Angeles farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living center directed by Farm Sanctuary co-founder Lorri Houston.

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From: The Gentle Barn – info [at] gentlebarn.org
Date: Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 9:21 PM
Subject: Emergency Pre Evacuation Volunteer List

The Gentle Barn Pre Evacuation Volunteer List

The Gentle Barn might be in need of volunteers to help evacuate in the event that the “Station Wild Fire” turns in our direction. We are sending this email to get volunteers on a list who we can call upon should we need to evacuate tonight 8/30/09 or tomorrow 8/31/09.

PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS!!!

Please email or call our volunteer fire coordinator Mechelle at mymechel [at] sbcglobal.net or call her at 818-585-1481.

Please give her all of your contact info and your availability. Please also let her know the type of vehicle you drive and if you have access to an animal trailer.

With gratitude,
Ellie and Jay
and all of the animals
http://www.gentlebarn.org
(661) 252-2440

Email Marketing by
The Gentle Barn | 26910 Sierra Highway D-8 #318 | Mailing address only! | Santa Clarita | CA | 91321

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4 Responses to “Animal Evacuation Volunteers Needed in California”

  1. Adrienne Says:

    Posted on current.com and facebook. Hope it helps. I am across the country :-/

  2. Kelly G. Says:

    Thanks so much, Adrienne!

  3. Marge Destler Says:

    Available in Palm Springs. 90 mins. away. Let me know.

  4. Kelly G. Says:

    Hi Marge – I’m not affiliated with Kinship Circle or any of the CA-based animal rescue groups. Please see the most recent alert here; a list of needs and contact info is provided, if you’re able to help out. Thanks!

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