LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VCA Animal Hospitals announced that select VCA hospitals in Southern California near Los Angeles are offering free boarding assistance for small animals, including dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets to families who are impacted due to multiple wildfires burning in the area, including the Thomas, Rye, Creek and Skirball Fires that have resulted in major evacuations.
“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 Southern California hospitals that are in close proximity to the fire areas 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 in the affected areas.
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals, part of the VCA family of companies, operates more than 800 companion animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. VCA hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care,. With over 525 board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency & critical care, and surgery, VCA Animal Hospitals provides not only a full range of general practice services to keep pets well, but specialized treatments for when pets are ill. For more information, please visit www.vcahospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and https://www.facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.
About VCA Inc.
VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in North America. Through VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA operates the largest network of free-standing companion animal veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, while its Antech Diagnostics, division operates the preeminent network of veterinary exclusive clinical laboratories in North America, servicing all 50 states and Canada. VCA also supplies diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry through its Sound™ division and through Camp Bow Wow, franchises a premier provider of pet services including dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming, and other ancillary services at specially designed pet care facilities. For more information on VCA and its various businesses, please visit www.vca.com.