How to Help Pets Displaced by Wildfires Burning in California

Dog rescued from Camp Fire wildfire in California

Devastating wildfires continue to burn in Northern and Southern California, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and their pets. Hundreds of homes have been lost, and animal shelters are overwhelmed with displaced pets. Here are some of the ways you can help them during this disaster.

Northern California

As of today, the Camp Fire — the deadliest of wildfires in California history — has burned 140,000 acres and is only 40 percent contained. At least 56 people have been killed while nearly 300 are still missing. Over 8,700 residences have been destroyed.

Butte Humane Society:

North Valley Animal Disaster Group: This organization is evacuating animals from wildfire areas and providing them with emergency shelter.

Northwest SPCA:

Caring Choices: Volunteers with this nonprofit are caring for displaced animals and providing them with medical care.

Wags & Whiskers Pet Rescue:

Southern California

The Woolsey fire has currently burned over 98,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. More than 500 structures have been destroyed while thousands are still threatened. The wildfire is 57 percent contained and expected to be fully contained by Nov. 19.

Humane Society of Ventura County:

Pasadena Humane Society:

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation:

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Los Angeles (spcaLA):

Wags and Walks Rescue:

Dogs Without Borders:

Are any other animal shelters or rescues in these areas in need of supplies and cash? Please leave a comment below and I’ll add them. Thanks!

Photo: North Valley Animal Disaster Group/Facebook

Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!