VCA animal hospitals of Los Angeles said Thursday, Sept. 7, that the company's 17 Oregon locations would offer free boarding for dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets to families who had to flee their homes because of the state's dozens of wildfires.
Pet owners whose lives have been disrupted by the wildfires can contact the American Red Cross, visit www.vcahospitals.com/main/directory, or call 1-800-VCAPETS to check availability for boarding assistance.
"Our thoughts are with the many families who are being impacted by these devastating wildfires," said Art Antin, VCA Animal Hospitals' chief operating officer. "We are extending free boarding for pets that have been displaced by the fires so families can be assured their animals are safe and be able to focus on their priorities during this critical time."
Oregon VCA hospitals will take displaced animals as space is available. VCA Battle Ground Animal Hospital and VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital in Southwest Washington are also offering free boarding.
Pets should be current on vaccinations, but in case they are not, VCA veterinarians will update vaccinations without charge. VCA will also offer a free health assessment exam for pets that have been displaced because of the fires.
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 750 small animal veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada.
Portland-area VCA hospitals are:
VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital
1445 N.W. 185th Ave.
VCA Clackamas Animal Hospital
16317 S.E. 82nd Drive
VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists
16756 S.E. 82nd Drive
VCA 12-Mile Animal Hospital
21920 S.E. Stark St.
VCA Laurelhurst Animal Hospital
2945 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital
3000 N. Lombard St.
VCA Woodstock Animal Hospital
4835 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.
VCA Raleigh Hills Animal Hospital
4905 S.W. 77th Ave.
VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital
13830 S.E. Stark St.
VCA West Linn Animal Hospital
19343 Willamette Drive