SPOKANE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VCA Animal Hospitals announced that select VCA hospitals in Washington are offering free boarding assistance for small animals, including dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets to families who are impacted by the Upriver Beacon fire burning in the area. Authorities report that approximately 770 evacuations have been ordered and the fire remains a threat to area residents.
“Our thoughts are with the many families who are being impacted by this wildfire,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. “We are extending free boarding for family pets that have been displaced so families can feel confident their pets are safe and focus on their priorities during this critical time. I am proud of our Spokane hospital team members, who collected and delivered 2,700 pounds of pet food to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service to help feed affected pets.”
Boarding assistance at participating Spokane 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 Hospitals will also offer a free health assessment exam for pets that have been evacuated or displaced because of the fire.
Evacuated pet owners who need help boarding their pets are encouraged to contact any one of the hospitals listed below to check on availability.
VCA Manito Animal Hospital
2304 E 57th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99223
VCA North Division Animal Medical Center
8714 N Division Street
Spokane, WA 99218
VCA Peone Pines Animal Hospital
14717 N Newport Highway
Mead, WA 99021
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 nation’s Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise, an Inc. 5000 company.