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Valley Animal Center welcomes cats and dogs displaced by Creek Fire

Update: 09/21/2020

The Creek Fire began September 4, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California and quickly progressed due to massive thunderhead clouds.

Thousands of people and their pets in Fresno and Madera counties have been displaced since then, and hundreds of structures have been destroyed.

Poor air quality has increased in the Central Valley, causing many residents to remain indoors.

As of September 19, 2020, the Creek Fire is only at 25% containment. Full containment is not expected until October 15, 2020.

After notifying supporters that we would open our doors to those impacted by the Creek Fire on September 7, 2020, we are happy to report that we've welcomed more than 50 animals into our care.

If you have been displaced by the Creek Fire and are seeking a safe haven for your pets, please reach out to us at [email protected].

An emergency boarding client release and authorization form must be submitted at the time of intake.

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"We owe it to our community to help in these times of need, and while our mission is to unite cats and dogs with loving people, we also want to ensure they remain united."

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Nearly 130 dogs and 175 cats are being housed in temporary boarding cages at the Commerce Building at the Fresno Fairgrounds.

If you want to volunteer at the Fresno Fairgrounds, please text "VOLUNTEER" to (559) 600-7387 and your phone number will be added to the Fresno Humane Animal Services call-back list.

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Previous experience with a rescue or shelter is a plus.

TOTAL ANIMALS WE'VE CARED FOR

CATS
DOGS

ANIMALS CURRENTLY IN OUR CARE

CATS
DOGS

ANIMALS SUCCESSFULLY REUNITED

CATS
DOGS