The wildfires in the western United States have been devastating for both people and their pets. An article in the Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune explains the kinds of injuries local veterinarians are seeing in dogs, cats, and other animals from the Almeda Fire. Vets at the Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center report that the most … Continue reading Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires
The many large wildfires in California are having a devastating impact on people and their pets. But what about the homeless animals in the path of the fires? Many of these shelter animals are being evacuated from fire zones and are being brought to shelters in the San Francisco Bay area, so that pets displaced … Continue reading Wildfires Impact California Shelter Pets
A recent article in The New York Times highlights some amazing work being done by dedicated California animal advocates. Many pet cats fled their homes during the devastating wildfires that swept through Sonoma County. Quite a few of these cats remain missing. A woman named Jennifer Petruska has made it her mission to track these … Continue reading Animal Lovers Search for “Fire Cats” Lost in California Wildfires
There have been so many sad stories of loss coming out of the areas of California currently experiencing devastating wildfires. The owners of a Bernese Mountain Dog named Izzy expected the worst when they hiked through their neighborhood, destroyed by fire, searching for the body of their dog after she went missing in the firestorm. … Continue reading Video: Family Dog Found Safe After Being Lost in California Wildfire
Pet Owner Disaster Preparedness in Southern California Due do the recent heat wave in Southern California, it is important for pet owners to be prepared to include their pets in their disaster plans. Here are some tips as outlined by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA).