SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VCA Animal Hospitals announced that select VCA hospitals in northern California are offering free boarding assistance for small animals, including dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets, for families who are being displaced by the evacuation orders due to the damaged Oroville Dam emergency spillway which could potentially flood Oroville and other towns in Yuba, Sutter and Butte counties.
“Our thoughts are with the many thousands of families who are being impacted by these mass evacuations,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. “We are extending free boarding for as many pets as we can accommodate so families can be assured their animals are safe and be able to focus on their priorities during this critical time.”
Boarding assistance at participating northern California area VCA 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 will also offer a free health assessment exam for pets that have been evacuated or displaced due to the Oroville Dam evacuation orders. To check availability for boarding assistance, visit www.vcahospitals.com/main/directory or call 1-800-VCAPETS.
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 650 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 500 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, please visit www.VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth.