Camp Fire Pets Still in Shelters

Camp Fire Pets Still in Shelters


Yesterday, the small animal shelter at
the Chico Airport closed operations. Animals that were at the Chico shelter
have been transitioned here to the Oroville shelter, located at the old
county hospital. Our temporary emergency shelters were initiated on November 8th,
the day that the fire broke out. And, at the peak of the fire we had over 2,000
animals that we were providing medical and sheltering services for. We are now
down to 1,300 which is still a lot of animals but it does give us the ability
to consolidate some of our shelters. If you own an animal that’s at one of our
temporary animal shelters we encourage you to call their reunification hotline.
We have specialists on hand ready to help you identify long-term sheltering
options that are more comfortable for your pets. At our shelters we have an
amazing group of support we have support from the ASPCA, we have mutual aid
support from other counties that bring in some of their animal control staff,
and we have community volunteers that come every day. When animals are
sheltered for an extended period of time they can be affected emotionally and
physically and sometimes the emotional effects stay with them far longer and
they are much they will be much more comfortable as they transition to a
longer term sheltering solution. Whether that be with a friend or a family member,
a household here in Butte County that has indicated that they want to foster
and help you or with a private boarding facility that just has a little more
space. If you are able to come to the shelter and reunite with your animal and
you’re in need of immediate supplies Butte County Animal Control can send you
home with food bowls leashes and even crates or carriers.

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