The Foundation assists the Department’s emergency response and disaster relief efforts through its Noah’s Legacy fund by providing supplies, training and equipment to support these activities. These services are critical to the communities served by the Department as it continues to rescue animals from wildfires, flooding, earthquakes and man-made disasters.
The Foundation purchased four Animal Safe trailers that provide temporary sheltering for pets whose owners are evacuated due to natural or manmade disasters. These trailers are self-sustaining, with heat, air conditioning, power, water, and lighting to provide excellent care to the displaced animals. The Department stations and staffs these trailers next to Red Cross emergency sheltering sites, so pet owners are never far away from their beloved pets.
The Foundation has also sponsored training on the safe evacuation and care of horses. Due to the frequency of wildfires in southern California, the Department is regularly called upon to evacuate and provide temporary sheltering for horses from fire zone areas. The Foundation supports the Department and its volunteers in this critical and life-saving service.