Caring for Animals During a Storm

Published:  January 10, 2017

Sonoma County Animal Services is a resource for people and animals, especially during stormy weather. Call us or our partners below for assistance.

For Large Animals

Flooding and Livestock Owners: Preparing, Responding and Recovering
Source: U.C. Davis Veterinary Medicine.

Flooding and Equine Owners: Preparing, Responding and Recovering
Source: U.C. Davis Veterinary Medicine.

Sonoma County Fairgrounds is available to take livestock in for shelter for a fee. Owners will need to care for their animals themselves throughout their stay at the Fairgrounds.


Any relocation to the Fairgrounds does need to be prearranged. Animal Services can assist with that portion of the relocation effort. 

For Companion Animals

Sonoma County Animal Services is available to help any individual with relocating and sheltering companion animals during the storm.

Animal Services dispatch is available at (707) 565-7100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and after hours you can call Sonoma County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (707) 565-2121

Shelter information can be obtained by calling 2-1-1.

Please visit the Public Safety website for storm updates. Press releases will include "Evacuation and Shelter" information indicating what shelters are open and can accept companion animals.

Contact Information

Business Hours
*Dispatch Hours 8:00–5:30
Closed to public
Tuesday – Saturday
Adoption and Shelter Hours by Appointment Only
Phones 9:00AM to 5:30PM
*Dispatch Hours 8:00–5:30

*Dispatch is unable to answer financial questions. For assistance regarding licensing, billing and collection proceedings, please call during our phone hours to speak with customer relations staff. Due to high call volumes, there may be longer hold times; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Ct
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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