San Diego Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team

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San Diego Humane Society ERT Team
Photo Courtesy San Diego Humane Society

San Diego Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) deployed this afternoon to Monterey, to support a local animal shelter displaced by the River Fire. Once there, team members will provide animal care for farm animals evacuated by Monterey SPCA. The six-member ERT team is trained as animal care handling specialists and will be in Monterey for about a week.

Photo courtesy San Diego Humane Society
Interview with John Peaveler from the SDHS ERT team. Video courtesy of San Diego Humane Society.

Monterey SPCA had to evacuate their shelter and is currently set-up at the Monterey Fairgrounds. They are currently sheltering over 600 animals, including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks, tortoises, rabbits, parrots, parakeets, goats, pigs, tortoises, a pig, a chinchilla, and a bearded dragon evacuated from the fire. The SPCA is also evacuating numerous large animals including horses, alpaca, emus, sheep, and more from evacuation areas and helping residents find safe shelter for hundreds of horses and barn pets.

Monterey SPCA Immediate Donation Needs*:

We could also use the following donations to help evacuated pets in our shelter: 
Donations can be brought to our shelter or shipped to 1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas CA 93908
If you are able to purchase these locally and deliver them asap, that would be greatly appreciated.

To Volunteer:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help evacuated pets! If you would like to help, please fill out our volunteer form so we can schedule you. While we are thrilled you are able to volunteer, please do not show up at one of the locations without contacting us first.

* SOURCE: https://www.spcamc.org/for-pet-owners/prepare-for-a-disaster/help-fire.html

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