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Published: May 30, 2014


Free Boarding Available for Pets Affected by Emergency or Disaster

VCA Animal Hospitals & the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region announced today that local Los Angeles VCA Animal Hospitals will offer free boarding for companion animals whose families have been evacuated or displaced as a result of a disaster/emergency beginning JUNE 1, 2014. Conveniently located VCA animal hospitals will provide a safe environment for pets that have been affected by a Los Angeles county disaster/emergency through DECEMBER 31, 2014 on a space available basis.

In addition, VCA Animal Hospitals will also offer a free health exam and vaccinations for companion animals whose families have been evacuated or displaced as a result of a Los Angeles county disaster/emergency.

“As families are being evacuated to shelters or facing the loss of their homes, VCA hopes to ease their burden by offering free boarding for pets so they can focus on the critical issues with their families and homes,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals.

“We are committed to finding new ways to ensure that this very important member of your family will be taken care of during a disaster,” said Jarrett Barrios, CEO of the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region. “Entering into this partnership with VCA is one way for us to help pet owners in Los Angeles feel more secure about their pet’s health and safety in a disaster situation.”

Boarding assistance for pets is based on space availability at individual VCA Animal Hospitals throughout Southern California. Pet owners can call the following VCA facilities that currently have space available. To find a location near you, please visit the VCA Locator.

VCA Acacia Animal Hospital in Corona - 951-371-1002
VCA Arden Animal Hospital in Glendale - 818-246-2478
VCA Central Animal Hospital in Upland - 909-981-2855
VCA Clarmar Animal Hospital in Torrance - 310-371-2474
VCA Coast Animal Hospital in Hermosa Beach - 310-372-8881
VCA College Park - Ana Brook Animal Hospital in Cypress - 714-827-6861
VCA Desert Animal Hospital in Palm Springs - 760-778-9999
VCA El Rancho Animal Hospital in Temecula - 951-296-3898
VCA Foothill Veterinary Hospital in Pasadena - 626-792-1187
VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital in San Diego - 619-299-7387
VCA La Mirada Animal Hospital in Santa Fe Springs - 562-921-3539
VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital in Big Bear City - 909-866-2021
VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital in Cerritos - 562-926-3600
VCA Los Altos Animal Hospital in Long Beach - 562-421-3749
VCA Marina Animal Hospital in Venice - 310-306-8707
VCA McClave Animal Hospital in Reseda - 818-881-5102
VCA Mesa Animal Hospital in Victorville - 760-245-0109
VCA Miller-Robertson Animal Hospital in Los Angeles - 310-657-7050
VCA Mission Animal Hospital in Alhambra - 626-289-3643
VCA Mission Viejo Animal Hospital in Mission Viejo - 949-582-1220
VCA Northside Animal Hospital in San Bernardino - 909-883-0994
VCA Parkwood Animal Hospital in Woodland Hills - 818-884-5506
VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital in Rancho Mirage - 760-346-6103
VCA Rossmoor-El Dorado Animal Hospital in Los Alamitos - 562-598-8621
VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital in Monrovia - 626-359-3281
VCA Santa Monica Dog and Cat Hospital in Santa Monica - 310-453-5459
VCA TLC Animal Hospital in West Hollywood - 310-859-4852
VCA Valley Animal Medical Center & Emergency Hospital in Indio - 760-342-4711
VCA Venice Animal Hospital in Los Angeles - 310-313-9118
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in Los Angeles - 310-473-2951
VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital in Santa Monica - 310-828-4587
VCA Yucca Valley Animal Hospital in Yucca Valley - 760-365-0641
VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital in Westlake Village - 805-497-4900

About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 600 animal hospitals across the nation and 4 Canadian provinces in the VCA network. Staffed by more than 3,300 full qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, VCA provides pets with the very best in medical care. With more than 500 board-certified specialists, VCA hospitals provide a full range of medical and surgical services, as well as the latest in specialized treatments for pets. For more information on VCA Animal Hospitals or to find a VCA hospital location nearby, visit

About The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region
A volunteer-led humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serving more than 85 cities, the Red Cross provides relief for victims of house and apartment fires, earthquakes, floods, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents, explosions and other natural or man-made disasters --- 24 hours a day. Last year, nearly 160,000 people were trained in vital life-saving skills, including CPR and first aid. For more information, please visit