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VCA veterinary clinics offer free boarding for pets displaced by wildfire

September 1, 2009 |  6:45 pm

Dogevacuate

Pet hospital chain VCA announced today that it will offer free boarding to all pet owners forced to evacuate or otherwise displaced by Southern California's wildfires.  

"As people are being evacuated to shelters or facing the loss of their homes, VCA is committed to assist them by offering free boarding for pets so they can focus on the critical issues with their families and homes," said Art Antin, VCA's chief operating officer. "We want everyone to know that they have this option to keep their pets safe during this difficult time."

All VCA locations near the path of the Station fire are participating in this program; VCA's online clinic locator will help you to find the location nearest you.  Anyone wishing to board their pet at an area VCA should call ahead, as space is limited.

For evacuees who don't want to part with their pets, even to board them at a safe facility, spcaLA offers a list of pet-friendly hotels in the area (some of which are offering discounts to evacuees).

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: A Camp Williams resident evacuates the Morris fire with his small dog on his lap.  Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

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