Help Animals Affected by the California Camp, Woolsey, and Hill Fires

Wild fires rage along hills behind Los AngelesWant to help animals affected by the California Camp, Woolsey, and Hill Fires? We feel you. Read on…

Three of the deadliest fires in California history are ripping through northern and southern parts of the state. With thousands of people and animals displaced, Governor Jerry Brown requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration and FEMA granted a state request for emergency aid.

Who has been affected?

Camp Fire

  • Northern California.
  • Sierra Foothills towns.
  • Began on November 8th at 6:30 a.m.
  • 109,00 acres.

Woolsey Fire

  • Southern California.
  • Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
  • Began on November 8th at 2:24 p.m.
  • 83,275 acres affected.

Hill Fire

  • Southern California.
  • Camarillo and Simi Valley
  • Began on November 8th at 2 p.m.
  • 4,531 acres affected.

How to help animals affected by the California Camp, Woolsey, and Hill Fires

  1. Donate cash. Cash donations can be made through links provided by each organization.
  2. Donate supplies. Some organizations need supplies. These can be donated via Amazon wish lists or direct drop off at designated addresses.
  3. Volunteer. Many organizations need volunteers. Duties include shelter support, supply replenishment, animal rescue, foster homes for animals, phone calls, data entry, and client registration.
  4. Foster and Adopt. With the overflow of animals, organizations are seeking suitable foster and adoption homes. Contact local shelter and rescues to discuss becoming a home for fire victims.

Organizations accepting donations to help rescue, save, and treat animals affected by the California wild fires (2018)

Humane Society of Ventura County

The Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVC) has an emergency rescue team on the ground, rescuing animals and bringing them to safety. HSVC also is taking animals that have been displaced by the fires, in addition to finding foster homes for these fire victims.

They are asking for financial donations first and foremost.

In addition, volunteers, foster homes, feed, and water troughs.

Local feed stores have set up accounts to receive donations on their behalf. This allows HSVC to purchase the supplies and feed necessary to house and feed the animals.

Contact information for those stores are as follows:

  • The Wharf 805-648-5037
  • Wachters 805-646-4581
  • Ojai Feed 805-646-5442
  • American Hay 805-649-3300
  • Ventura Hay Co. 805-640-8505

To donate directly to the Humane Society of Venura County and stay up to date with HSVC’s rescue efforts, visit the following:

Ventura County Animal Services

The Ventura County Animal Services has been working nonstop to rescue animals affected by the fires. Currently, they have around 900 animals, 300 of which are fire evacuated pets. They are providing medical care and shelter to animals that have been burned, lost, or deserted in the fire.

For information:

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation is offering shelter to animals affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires. The foundation supports the department’s disaster relief and emergency response efforts through Noah’s Legacy Fund. The fund assists with training, supplies, and equipment.

Cash donations can be made through the following website:

North Valley Animal Disaster Group

North Valley Animal Disaster Group is located in northern California, rescuing and assisting animals affected by the Camp fire.

The organization requires its evacuation volunteers receive demanding training in radio communication, fire safety, the incident command system, and evacuation training. These volunteers are field volunteers that help animals in disaster areas. North Valley has an agreement with Butte County, allowing them to cross police barriers into evacuated areas to assist animals that were left behind.

NVADG shelters are listed below:

  • Small Animal Shelter: 2279 Del Oro Avenue, Oroville.  Off Nelson near the County Center and Highway 70.
  • Small Animal Shelter: 150 Airpark Dr, Chico at the Chico Airport
  • Large Animals should be taken to the Rolling Hills Casino Equestrian Center off Highway 5 in Corning.

Direct cash donations can be made on their website:

To contact the shelter, call (530) 895-0000

List of additional animal shelters in northern and southern California for displaced animals:

Camp Fire, Butte County
Butte County Fairgrounds
199 E Hazel St., Gridley, CA 95948

Chico Muni Airport
150 Airpark Blvd., Chico, CA 95973

2279 Del Oro Ave., Oroville, CA 95965

Old County Hospital
2279 Del Oro Ave., Oroville, 95965

Hill Fire, Ventura County
Ventura County Animal Shelter
600 Aviation Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001

Hill/Woolsey Fire, Ventura County
Borchard Community Center
190 Reino Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320

Camarillo Community Center
1605 East Burnley St., Camarillo, CA 93010

Earl Warren Showgrounds
34300 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, 93103

A contribution of any size is a tremendous help. No donation is too small. Help make a difference in the lives of the thousands of animals that have been affected by the fires in California.

Additional organizations accepting donations & support for people affected by CA wildfires

There are many shelters and rescue organizations dedicated to assisting people that were affected by the fires. Some of these include:

The Salvation Army

American Red Cross

Ventura County Community Foundation

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

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