SolanoCountyRecovers: The official website for wildfire response and recovery.

FAQ Topic: Animals

Adopting Lost Fire Animals

Please give us time to reunite animals with owners. Future adoptions may be available, but it is too soon to know each animal status.

Can ash in the water harm animals and livestock?

After a fire, windborne material such as ash and soil from paddocks with inadequate ground cover may be blown into streams. Once in the water, organic materials provide ideal food for bacteria and algae. These organisms grow rapidly using up all free oxygen in the water (it becomes anaerobic) and putrefaction results. Symptoms are dark … Continued

What if I’m unable to pick up my pet from the pet shelter?

Shelter locations will obtain owner’s names and contact information and owners should communicate potential delays or the inability to pick up pets with shelter staff. Solano Community Animal Response Team (CART) is available to assist with animal transportation.  

After an emergency

After an emergency, familiar scents and landmarks may have changed. Pets can become confused and lost, so it’s important to keep pets on leash or in a carrier when they’re being transported or when you go outside. Some hazards to be aware of for pets and people include snakes and other wildlife, especially after flooding, … Continued

During an emergency

Remember, during a disaster, what is good for you is good for your pet. If you leave your pets behind, they may be lost, injured – or worse. Never leave a pet chained outdoors. Learn what to expect if you take your pet to an evacuation center. Diseases that can spread between pets and people … Continued

Before an emergency

Make a Plan Create an Emergency Kit for Your Pet Purchase a pet carrier for each of your pets (write your pet’s name, your name, and contact information on each carrier). Food and water for at least 2 weeks for each pet For cats: litter box and litter For dogs: plastic bags for poop Medications … Continued

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