Flash flood warnings have been issued in Ventura County and Los Angeles County and will be effective until Thursday, January 5th. Excessive rain (between 2 - 4 inches) may cause flooding in your area. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared for an emergency. Check out these tips to help you prepare for the rainy days to come!
1. Keep a go-bag: A go-bag is a bag of important items your pet will need in the event you need to evacuate quickly. Each of your pets should have a go-bag including five days worth of food and water, medications, vet records, leash/harness, collar, ID tag, and photos of you and your pet together. Pet owners should also have a crate or pet carrier handy to transport and keep each of their animals safe.
2. Evacuation: The HSVC becomes an evacuation center for all furry friends, including equine and barn animals, in times of emergency. If you and your animals become displaced due to extreme weather, please call the shelter at 805-646-6505. We will house your animals for as long as needed at no cost to you. Please call the shelter if you are in need of transport assistance within Ventura County. We're here to help!
3. Identification: Pets can get frightened during times of disaster. Be sure each of your furry friends is wearing a proper collar and updated ID tag in the event they escape during extreme weather. This will help ensure they are returned safely to you. Pet owners should also consider microchipping their animals as a method of identification during an emergency. The HSVC offers low-cost microchipping and ID tag services at the shelter in Ojai. Please call us at 805-646-6505 if you are in need of this service.
The Humane Society of Ventura County is located at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai, CA. We are open Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm. Stay safe everyone!
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