For Immediate Release

Sonoma County Animal Services Update

Santa Rosa, CA  –  October 20, 2017 at 8:20 PM  –  Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS) has been working around the clock since early Monday, October 9th, to rescue and shelter animals affected by the fires. Sonoma County Animal Services is a program of the Department of Health Services.

SCAS will host a pet supply fair this Saturday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our warehouse at 133 Aviation Blvd. in Santa Rosa to provide free animal care supplies to our community.

Sonoma County Animal Services is located at 1247 Century Court in Santa Rosa (off Airport Blvd.) and is open daily. Additional information is available at, or by calling (707) 565-7100.

SCAS Animal Control Officers, and the dozens of officers from at least six mutual aid agencies, have responded to over 1,500 calls in the field, about five times as many as usual. Calls are primarily for rescues and treatment of injured animals and to provide food, water and welfare checks for animals left behind during evacuations. Partnerships with the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Sonoma County Horse Council, HALTER, and Sonoma County Farm Bureau have ensured transportation, veterinary care and shelter for the evacuation of hundreds of large animals and livestock.

Teams of veterinarians and veterinary medical professionals have triaged or treated more than 151 animals, mostly dogs and cats, at the SCAS shelter. In partnership with the California Veterinary Medical Association, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and local veterinarians, SCAS has provided 24-hour care to both stray animals and those boarded by their displaced families. SCAS has successfully reunited nearly 60 animals with their families and are relying on social media, our partnership with Sonoma Humane Society, and our community to help us fulfill our mission of returning every animal to its family.

SCAS is shifting gears from a focus on rescue to recovery. Alongside the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Animal Control Officers will patrol high-risk areas, taking every step possible to find displaced animals and reunite them with their families.

We want our community to know that if they and their animals are impacted by the fires, we can help. Call us if your animals are injured, roaming or still stranded. Call or visit us if you need food, animal care supplies, and free veterinary care for animals affected by the fires.


Contact Information

Sonoma Fires: Central LNU Complex

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