Posted by: kcdisasteraid | August 31, 2009

ANIMAL ACRES EVACUATES IN THE PATH OF FIRES

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



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:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/08/fire-moves-toward-acton-as-off
icials-hope-for-slightly-cooling-temperatures.html

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.


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

AUTHORIZED BY FRANK ALLEN, ANIMAL ACRES
Susie V Kaufman, Animal Acres Evacuation Coordinator
susie@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@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@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@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


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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Responses

  1. Raised on a farm had animals all my life..great with all animals…how can I help..don’t have trail ortruck but have two good arms legs and 1 cool head!!

  2. your in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization which rescues animals from life threatening situations. We are located in San Diego. We are IS-100, 200, 700, 800, 00010, 00011 & 00111 FEMA certified. We have SRT members, LAR, TAR, Firefighter I and many others. We have stock trailers, handlers, mobile command center with utility trailer to set up evacuation center and infirmary. We have experience in wild land fires, i.e. Cedar Fire in 2003 and Witch Creek fire in 2007. Contact information: Jan Pickton, (cell) 760-594-0751. Call us if you need us.


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