Disaster Preparation for Pets and Livestock

By Friends & Neighbors July 3, 2015 11:24


Wherever you live in the foothills, these resources will help you protect your pets and livestock before, during and after wildfire or other disasters.

For more information, see Summer 2016 FAN articles “Animal Evacuation Checklist,” “Protecting Pets from Wildfire” and “Hard Choices: Leaving Animals Behind.”

goat-and-babyTuolumne County

Animal Control Department, 10040 Victoria Way, Jamestown, (209) 694-2730, co.tuolumne.ca.us/Index.aspx?NID=377

Humane Society (adjoins Animal Control), (209) 984-5489, hsotc.org

Office of Emergency Services, tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/index.aspx?NID=308

American Red Cross, Sonora office, (209) 533-1513, redcross.org 

Calaveras County

Animal Services, (209) 754-6509, animal.calaverasgov.us/

Calaveras Animal Disaster Shelter is a volunteer group that will provide animal shelters during life-threatening situations.  To learn more or help out, cads-team.org/ CADS is also on Facebook.

Their website has tips on preparing property and livestock, cads-team.org/prepare/care-of-livestock-and-horses-in-disasters/

Also, advice on what your pet “go kit” should contain, cads-team.org/prepare/prepare-a-disaster-kit/

Amador County        blue-eyed-cat

Amador County Animal Response Team is a volunteer group that provides emergency preparedness education and operates emergency shelters for domestic animals during disaster-forced evacuations; more volunteers are needed. Visit online at amadoranimalresponse.org.

Animal Control, 12340 Airport Rd., Jackson, (209) 223-6378.

Their staff provides help during disasters but urges pet and livestock owners to prepare, and offers valuable tips online,  amadorgov.org/departments/office-of-emergency-services/are-you-ready-preparedness-information/animal-disaster-preparedness

Mariposa, Merced counties

Central California Animal Disaster Team, http://www.ccadt.org

Mariposa County Animal Control, 5012 Fairground Rd., Mariposa, (209) 966-3615, mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?NID=602 

Merced County Animal Control, 2150 Shuttle Drive, Atwater, (209) 385-7436, co.merced.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=163

More Resources

ASPCA tips, aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness

Humane Society on making a pet disaster plan, humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pets-disaster.html

Advice for caring for pets before, during and after emergencies, ready.gov/caring-animals


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By Friends & Neighbors July 3, 2015 11:24
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