FREE Boarding for Companion Animals Affected by CO Wildfires
VCA ANIMAL HOSPITALS OFFERS FREE BOARDING FOR PETS AFFECTED BY WILDFIRES IN COLORADO
LOS ANGELES, Jun. 28, 2012 - VCA Animal Hospitals announced that VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital and other nearby hospitals are offering free boarding assistance for dogs and cats whose families have lost their homes or are among the thousands of people evacuated due to the wildfires burning in Colorado. The Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs has claimed hundreds of homes and forced 32,000 people to flee.
“We are extending free boarding for families who have been affected by these devastating fires which continue to burn, destroying homes and displacing families,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. “We want families to know that their dogs and cats can be cared for in a safe environment, while they deal with their most pressing family priorities.”
Boarding assistance at VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital (located at 531 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104) 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 and treat fire-related injuries. Pet owners are encouraged to call the VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital at (303) 688-2480 for boarding assistance and more information.
For pet owners located near Boulder, Colorado who are being impacted by the evacuation orders as a result of the Flagstaff fire, VCA All Pets Animal Hospital (located at 5290 Manhattan Circle, Boulder, CO 80303) is also offering free boarding and veterinary assistance. Pet owners are urged to call VCA All Pets Animal Hospital at (303) 499-5335 for boarding availability and assistance.
In addition to VCA Douglas County and VCA All Pets Boulder, the following VCA hospitals are also offering free boarding:
VCA Southeast Area
VCA Alameda East
VCA Mountainview Animal Hospital and Pet Lodge
VCA Park Hill
VCA Dakota Ridge
VCA All Pets Animal Hospital Lafayette
VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado
VCA Loveland Animal Hospital
In addition to free boarding and veterinary assistance being offered in Colorado by VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA Charities, a non-profit organization raises funds to support local pet welfare organizations in disaster areas, enabling them to provide necessary disaster assistance and relief. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Colleen O’Dell, Executive Director for VCA Charities at (310) 571-6753 or email Colleen.ODell@vcacharities.org.
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