VCA Animal HospitalsÂ announced that select VCA hospitals in Northern California are offering free boarding assistance for small animals, including dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets to families who are impacted due to the many wildfires burning in the area, including the Pawnee fire north of Santa Rosa, and the Lane and Creek fires around Redding.
â€œOur thoughts are with the many families who are being impacted by these wildfires,â€ said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. â€œWe are extending free boarding for family pets that have been displaced by these fires, so families can feel confident their pets are safe and focus on their priorities during this critical time.â€
Boarding assistance at participating Northern California VCA hospitals is based on space availability. Pets should be current on vaccinations, but in case they are not, VCA veterinarians will update vaccinations free of charge. VCA Hospitals will also offer a free health assessment exam for pets that have been evacuated or displaced because of the fires.
Pet owners who have been evacuated due to the fires and need help boarding their pets are encouraged to contact any one of the hospitals listed below to check on availability. In addition to those listed, VCA hospitals in other areas may be able to provide boarding assistance.
VCA North Park Animal Hospital (707) 585-2899
VCA PetCare West Veterinary Hospital (707) 579-5900
VCA Sequoia Valley Animal Hospital (707) 545-7387
VCA Westside Animal Hospital (707) 545-1622
VCA Companion Animal Hospital (530) 225-8910
VCA Gateway Animal Hospital (530) 378-4975
VCA Asher Animal Hospital (530) 224-2200
VCA Valley Oak Veterinary Center (530) 342-7387
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 525 are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more information, visitÂ VCAhospitals.comÂ or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth andÂ facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.