Pet Fire Safety

As summer heats up in the Central Valley, the threat of fire season once again flares up. In 2020, the Creek Fire sparked on September 4th and was only fully contained on December 24th, burning an unprecedented 379,895 acres. Over 45,000 Fresno and Madera residents were displaced as a result of this fire.


Partnering with Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) and other local shelters/rescues, Valley Animal Center opened our doors to temporarily board pets of families who were displaced due to the fire and could not care for their pets during this tragedy. 


Although we'd hate and do not wish for such another tragedy, we also acknowledge that fire season is upon us, making it even more important to us that you have a fire safety plan for yourself and your pets! A fire only takes as little as 30 seconds to spark into a full raging flame that can't be outrun. Whether you live in an area that is more susceptible to fires or not, it's best to be informed on fire safety!


As CCADT says, "Do not wait until it's too late! During a disaster is not the time to be caught without a plan! Create a written disaster plan now!"

Watch KSEE24 NEWS coverage on the Creek Fire back in September.

Need help with animal evacuation or shelter in place care?

Visit CCADT's website to see the resources available to you.

Beat the Heat

This campaign aims to inform and educate pet owners on ways to keep their pets hydrated and safe during the hot seasons. During the summer seasons, the Central Valley witnesses several heat waves and our dry and hot weather can pose dangerous threats to our animals and their owners. Valley Animal Center is here to provide impactful information and services to pet owners in order for owners to become better informed on ways to keep their pets healthy and safe. If you support what we do, you may donate, follow us on our social media, or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on how you can support us.

Valley Animal Center

Located in Fresno, CA, Valley Animal Center serves the locale regions of the Central Valley. Upon entering our shelter, cats are tested for Feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia. Both dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and administered any additional medical care as needed. Even those once considered un-adoptable due to their medical conditions or disabilities have been rehabilitated and ultimately adopted into loving families. With the mission of uniting every cat and dog with a loving home, we utilize the resources, donations, and support from our community to fulfilling that mission.