SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VCA Animal Hospitals announced that select VCA hospitals in Northern California are offering free boarding assistance to dogs and cats, and other species at some hospitals to families affected by the forest fire in Butte County. The Camp Fire has forced large-scale evacuations in the town of Paradise and left thousands of people without power.
“When residents with pets are faced with mandatory evacuations and they need to find a safe place to take their pets, we are here to help,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. “Our hospitals in the area are extending free boarding for pets, so evacuated families can be assured that their pet is in a safe environment.”
Boarding assistance at participating Northern 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 Camp Fire.
Affected pet owners who need help boarding their pets are encouraged to identify a hospital near them and call for boarding availability.
|VCA Gateway Animal Hospital
|VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group
|VCA Valley Oak Veterinary Center
|VCA Elk Grove Animal Hospital
|VCA Bradshaw Animal Hospital
|VCA Sunset Animal Medical Center
|VCA Greenback Animal Hospital
|VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic
|VCA Highlands Animal Hospital
|VCA American River Animal Hospital
|VCA Mather Animal Medical Center
|VCA Cordova Veterinary Hospital
|VCA Asher Animal Hospital
|VCA Companion Animal Hospital
|VCA Greenhaven Pocket Animal Hospital
|VCA Mueller Pet Medical Center and Pet Inn
|VCA All Our Pets Animal Hospital
|VCA La Riviera Animal Medical Center
|VCA Natomas Animal Medical Center
|VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center
|VCA Old River Animal Hospital
|VCA Westside Animal Hospital
|VCA Oakwood Animal Hospital
|VCA Yuba Sutter Animal Hospital
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.