VCA Animal Hospitals announced that select VCA hospitals in southern California are offering free boarding assistance to dogs and cats, and other species to families affected by the fires in both Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The Hill Fire and the Woolsey Fire have forced thousands of mandatory evacuations in Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and Malibu.
These raging fires have impacted countless families, many with pets who need to find shelter, said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. VCA hospitals in the area of the fires are extending free boarding for pets, so evacuated families can focus on their most pressing priorities.
Boarding assistance at participating southern California hospitals is based on space availability. Pets should be current on vaccinations, but in case they are not, VCA veterinarians will update vaccinations free of charge. VCA Hospitals will also offer a free health assessment exam for pets that have been evacuated or displaced due to the Hill and Woolsey fires.
Affected pet owners who need help boarding their pets are encouraged to identify a hospital near them and call for boarding availability at this link.
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 525 are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more information, visit VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.
VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, a preeminent nationwide clinical laboratory system that services all 50 states and Canada (Antech Diagnostics), the leading animal diagnostic imaging company in the market (Sound), and Camp Bow Wow (CBW), the nations Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp franchise, an Inc. 5000 company.
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