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 to families who are impacted due to the many wildfires burning in the area, including the Tubbs, Atlas, Cherokee, Lobo and McCourtney fires.
“Our thoughts are with the many families who are being impacted by these wildfires,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. “We are extending free boarding for family pets that have been displaced by these fires so families can feel confident their pets are safe and focus on their priorities during this critical time.”
Boarding assistance at participating Northern California 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 Hospitals will also offer a free health assessment exam for pets that have been evacuated or displaced because of the fires.
Pet owners are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross or visit www.vcahospitals.com/main/directory or call 1-800-VCAPETS to check availability for boarding assistance.
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 800 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, please visit www.VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and https://www.facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.
VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through more than 800 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 nation’s Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise, an Inc. 5000 company.