A wildfire, dubbed the Casitas Fire, sparked yesterday in the Ojai Valley during the late afternoon hours of June 14th. Luckily, the fast-acting Ventura County Fire Department and neighboring crews were able to contain the blaze fairly quickly with no damage to structures.
For years, the HSVC has functioned as an evacuation center for animals in need of refuge as a result of California’s many wildfires. We offer our disaster relief and sheltering services at absolutely no charge to anyone who needs our help. Our Animal Rescue Teams are always on standby during an emergency to assist those in need with the evacuation and transport of their animals. The Shelter Staff works 24/7 during disasters to make sure evacuated animals as comfortable and stress-free as possible during their time with us.
The Casitas Fire serves as a reminder that a disaster can strike at any moment. It is important to be prepared to ensure the safety of your loved ones and furry friends. Pet owners should have a disaster preparedness plan in place ahead of time. Visit our website for tips on creating your own disaster preparedness plan.
We want to say thank you to all who have supported us throughout the years during these difficult times. As a private nonprofit animal welfare organization, we rely entirely on the generosity of our community to offer disaster relief services to those in need. If you would like to support our ongoing efforts, please consider making a donation through our website so we may continue providing our life-saving services.