SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VCA Animal Hospitals is offering free boarding assistance for pets that have been displaced by the growing Northern California wildfires, including the LNU Lightning Complex in Napa and Sonoma counties and the SCU complex in Santa Clara, Alameda and Stanislaus counties.
Approximately 20 major fires are now consuming 137,000+ acres and threatening more than 30,000 structures. Thousands of people in the area are under mandatory evacuation orders.
“We understand that catastrophic natural disasters are made even more stressful for people with pets, and VCA is here to help pet owners find a safe place for their pets during this difficult time,” said Dr. Todd Lavender, President, VCA Animal Hospitals and Petcare Services. “All VCA hospitals in Northern California are extending free boarding so families can focus on the emergency.”
Boarding assistance is offered on a space-available basis to pet owners, and families are encouraged to call ahead to ensure space is available. To find a Northern California VCA hospital near you, visit the website at https://vcahospitals.com/find-a-hospital
VCA is closely monitoring the situation and its impact on pet families. For updates, please follow your local VCA hospital page on Facebook.
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. 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 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and 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. As part of the Mars, Inc. family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.
For more information, please visit VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and Facebook (facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/).