Posted by: kcdisasteraid | September 3, 2009

ANIMALS IN CALIFORNIA FIRES – AN OVERVIEW

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

9/2/09: Animals In California Fires – An Overview

  1. Animal Acres Update
  2. Wildlife Waystation
  3. Pasadena Humane Society
  4. Shambala Big Cat Sanctuary
  5. Horses Ride Out Fire At Pierce College Equestrian Center
  6. Fire Evacuation Sites That Accept Animals


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1. Animal Acres Update
Animal Acres / 5200 Escondido Canyon Rd / Acton, CA 93510
661-269-5404 * info@animalacres.org * http://animalacres.org


LT: Pigs get a drink at the evac site. RT: Animals rest at their evacuation
center near Palmdale, Calif. Farm animals evacuated because of Station fire:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/08/animal-acres-acton-station-fire-evacuate.html

ON THE GROUND:
SITUATION CONTAINED. STANDBY VOLS NEEDED FOR RETURN TRANSPORT.
Frank Allen, Animal Acres’ manager, tells Kinship Circle all animals are
safely evacuated to one site. Volunteers will be needed when time to
transport animals back to Animals Acres — a task that may be more difficult
than the evacuation itself, since everyone is spread out.

Frank will not risk moving animals until the fires are 95% contained and out
of the area. As in any crisis situation, we ask for your patience and
flexibility…as circumstances can change in a heartbeat.

UPDATE FROM ANIMAL ACRES FOUNDER LORRI HOUSTON:
“We are safe and all animals have been relocated… The past two days,
volunteers have installed wire lines directly to the animal enclosures,
constructed additional pen areas, and moved cleaning, health care, and feed
supplies and  equipment to the evacuation site — as it now appears that the
sanctuary animals will not be able to return until September 15 or later.“

Animal Acres needs $$ for construction of shade shelters and automatic
waters, as animals will be at the evac site awhile in high temperatures.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
http://www.animalacres.org/donate.html
Animal Acres / 5200 Escondido Canyon Rd / Acton, CA 93510

TO BE AN ANIMALS ACRES STANDBY VOLUNTEER:
KINSHIP CIRCLE is recruiting/managing standby volunteers for Animal Acres
SEND INFO BELOW TO: info@kinshipcircle.org

– FIRST & LAST NAME:
– PHONE NUMBERS:
– EMAIL ADDRESS:
– FULL ADDRESS:
SUBJECT LINE: Animal Acres Volunteer

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2. Wildlife Waystation
Wildlife Waystation / 14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd / Sylmar, CA 91342
818-899-5201 * http://www.wildlifewaystation.org


White tiger waits to be evacuated. Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times.
Wildlife Waystation evacuates exotic animals from Little Tujunga Canyon
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/09/animals-waystation-fires.html

ON THE GROUND:
Wildlife Waystation tells Kinship Circle they’re doing fine — except for a
continuing need for LARGE, STURDY CAGES for lions, tigers, bears. They also
need monetary donations to sustain animals during the evacuation and return
transport. Wildlife Waystation, in Little Tujunga Canyon, is a 160-acre home
to over 400 animals, including tigers, lions, bears, chimpanzees.

Contrary to alerts circulating the internet, Wildlife Waystation reports:
“All of our animals are safe. Although the fire is dangerously close, we are
fully staffed. Emergency crews have worked around the clock to preserve our
safety.” Spokesperson Jerry Brown says they have personnel, trucks and
trailers to evacuate — the most pressing needs now are funds and the
giant-sized transport crates needed to move the remaining big cats.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
http://www.wildlifewaystation.org * 818-899-5201
Wildlife Waystation / 14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd / Sylmar, CA 91342

SUPPLIES TO:
CALL 818-899-5201
DO NOT DROP OFF, CALL FIRST to ensure clearance.
Some areas are designated no-go zones due to fires.

SUPPLY NEEDS:
* Large cages able to hold an approx. 400 pound lion or tiger
* CALL 818-899-5201

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
No volunteers are needed at this time.


Wildlife Waystation founder Martine Colette tries to comfort 13 chimpanzees
loaded into cages for transport to a safe holding location at the L.A. Zoo.
Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times

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3. Pasadena Humane Society
361 S Raymond Ave. / Pasadena, CA 91105-2687
626-792-7151 * http://www.pasadenahumane.org/site/PageServer

ON THE GROUND:
Pasadena Humane Society is the primary local agency for companion animals.
“As of 9/1/09, we had already taken in more than 360 frightened and confused
animals from evacuated areas. Staff remains available round the clock to
accept these evacuees.” They need monetary donations to feed, shelter and
care for animals affected by the Station fires.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
https://secure3.convio.net/phs/site/Donation2?1340.donation=form1&df_id=1340
361 S Raymond Ave. / Pasadena, CA 91105-2687

DROP OFF OR SHIP SUPPLIES TO:
361 S Raymond Ave. / Pasadena, CA 91105-2687

SUPPLY NEEDS:
* Wet and dry cat food
* Wet and dry dog food

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
No volunteers are needed at this time.

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4. Shambala Big Cat Sanctuary
Shambala Preserve / 6867 Soledad Canyon Rd. / Acton, CA 93510
661-268-0380 * http://www.shambala.org/


Michael Jackson’s beloved tigers Thriller and Sabu living out their
lives at Shambala Preserve in Acton, Calif. http://www.shambala.org/

ON THE GROUND:
Shambala’s resident lions, tigers and other animals are (hopefully) staying
put. LA Times Blogs says Chris Gallucci, Shambala’s vice president of
operations, told colleagues at L.A. Now that the sanctuary staff “have
everything to fight fires on this property” and that they perform elaborate
fire drills every six weeks to ready themselves for an event like the
Station fire. The preserve has dozens of steel evacuation crates if 64 big
cats need to be moved. It also has a 22,000-gallon water tank, a lake and a
complete fire road around the 80-acre site, Gallucci said…

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
CLICK DONATE from this page: http://www.shambala.org/
The Roar Foundation / PO Box 189 / Acton, CA  93510

SUPPLIES TO:
No request for supplies at this time.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
No volunteers are needed at this time.

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5. Horses Ride Out Fire At Pierce College Equestrian Ctr
Los Angeles Pierce College / 6201 Winnetka Ave / Woodland Hills, CA 91371
818-347-0551 * http://www.piercecollege.edu/


ON THE GROUND:
9/1/09 — Horses are being accepted at Pierce College Equestrian Center, as
the Station Fire continues to force area evacuations. 88 horses have found
safe haven, while there are accommodations for up to 200. Large animals
including a cow, a boar, four lamas and two sheep have also taken shelter at
Pierce, however remaining space is reserved for horses.

EMERGENCY CENTER GUIDELINES:
* No stallions
* Bring horse, owner name and phone number
* Bring a water tub and medicines for your animal
* Bring feed if you can

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6. Fire Evacuation Sites That Accept Animals


STATION FIRE: Los Angeles County animal shelter evacuates goats from an
Acton ranch along Soledad Canyon Road. Residents and animals were evacuated
from the area as fire advanced. Photo by David Crane/Daily News Staff

EVACUATION CENTERS FOR LARGE & SMALL ANIMALS:
SOURCE: http://cbs2.com/tv/Morris.Fire.Update.2.1146019.html

– La Canada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada

– Loma Alta County Park at Lincoln and Loma Alta, Altadena

– Pasadena Humane Society, 361 S. Raymond, Pasadena
See listing #3 in this newsletter.

– Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Rd,  Agoura, CA 91301
Small animals * 818-991-0071

– Lancaster Animal Shelter, 5210 W Ave I,  Lancaster, CA 93536
Small animals * 661-940-4191

– Sunland Park Evacuation Center, Verdugo Hills High School, 10625 Planview
Ave., Tujunga, CA  / Small animals

– Los Angeles East Valley Animal Shelter, 13131 Sherman Way, North Hollywood
888-452-7381 * http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA767.html

– L.A. County Animal Care & Control, Baldwin Park, 4275 N. Elton St.
626-430-2378 * http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA671.html

– Glendale Humane Society, 401 N. Verdugo, Glendale
http://www.glendalehumane.org/
“Casitas Cat Hotel will provide boarding for cats affected by the fires.
Please contact them directly at 323-664-7115 or 818-468-7825 after hours.
Glendale Humane will monitor its message lines each hour throughout the
evening. Please leave a message: 818-242-1128.”

– Pierce College, 39055 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills
Horses, donkeys and mules ONLY. See listing #5 in this newsletter.

– Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H, Lancaster 93536
Large animals.

– Hansem Dam Equestrian Center
Large animals. Call 818-756-9323 for more information.

FOR ANIMAL EVAC INFORMATION IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY:
Mary Lukens, Angora Station: 818-706-5883

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