Community resources for pet owners in fire area
Experts in disaster preparedness always recommend being prepared for an emergency before one befalls you and your family.
But when you have a pasture, barn or even beloved four-legged family pets, knowing what to do and where to take them during an emergent time only adds to the emotional upheaval of the situation.
Barlow Trail Veterinary Clinics Administrator Shan (pronounced Sean) Hill advises anyone with dogs or cats to prepare an evacuation bag for your small animal no different than you would for yourself.
There are three important things to remember, Hill said. First, is their diet. Theyre already going to be stressed out, so the last thing you want to do is change their food. Make sure you take that with you. Second, is any medication theyre taking. Make sure its identified clearly and includes any special instructions. And animals are just like humans they need something familiar that smells like home. If they have a favorite blanket, toy or bed, remember to take that too.
For those facing either voluntary or mandatory evacaution in the areas threatened by the 36 Pit Fire in Estacada, heres a list of several local veterinary clinics and boarding facilities on stand-by to take in large and small animals unable to accompany their owners. Boarding fees apply unless otherwise noted.
Barlow Trail Veterinary Clinic
39231 Proctor Blvd., Sandy
Eagle Fern Veterinary Hospital
585 N.W. Zobrist St., Estacada
VCA 12-Mile Animal Hospital
21920 S.E. Stark St., Gresham
free boarding for evacuees, dogs and cats as space permits
Green Acres K9 Resort
26075 S.E. 257th Ave., Boring
CountrySide Pet Spa
7769 S.E. 282nd Ave., Gresham
Mt. Hood Pet Resort
17440 Meinig Ave., Sandy
dogs only; vaccination requirements for boarding will be waived for evacuees
Eagle Fern Equine Hospital in Estacada
Practice manager Viviana Burgos has trailers on hold, ready to transport horses, cows, sheep, goats, llamas and Aplacas, as well as resources for boarding.Add a comment