VCA Animal Hospitals Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Wildfires in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Animal Hospitals
announced that select Northern California VCA
hospitals are offering free boarding assistance for small animals,
including dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets, to families who are
impacted by the wildfires burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The
blaze, about 30 miles south of San Jose, has forced hundreds of
residents to evacuate.

“Our thoughts are with the many families who are being impacted by these
devastating wildfires,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA
Animal Hospitals. “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.”

Boarding assistance at participating Northern California area VCA
hospitals is based on space availability. Pets should be current on
vaccinations, but in case they are not, VCA veterinarians will update
vaccinations free of charge. VCA will also offer a free health
assessment exam for pets that have been evacuated or displaced as a
result of the fires. To check availability for boarding assistance,
or call 1-800-VCAPETS.

About VCA

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 650 small animal veterinary
hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than
3,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give
pets the very best in medical care, of which over 400 are
board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology,
Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA
Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to
keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more
information, please visit
or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth.


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