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Disaster Relief

Ready and Equipped

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.

Our Goals For Relief Efforts

The primary goals of our disaster relief response are:

  • To minimize animal suffering and loss of life
  • To protect the health and safety of the public throughout the County
  • To provide for the immediate care, control and safety of animals
  • To provide care and shelter for displaced animals when their owners may have to be housed at a temporary animal care center
  • To provide a system for identifying and reuniting animals with their owners after an emergency event.

It is estimated that more than half of Los Angeles County households include domestic animals. Any natural or manmade disaster may result in potential public health and safety threats and may cause the displacement and evacuation of large numbers of people and their animals. To help ease the anxiety (of both the pet and pet owner) during these times, the Department utilizes rescue trailers, portable pens and airport carriers that can house displaced animals near their owners at Red Cross centers.

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Please help provide funding for disaster response efforts!

The Noah’s Legacy Fund was established to support the Department’s emergency response efforts. These services are critical to the communities we serve as we continue to respond to the wildfires, flooding and earthquakes that can occur here.

Your support will help provide the food, shelter and medical care, and spay & neuter surgery for feline, canine, equine and all other pet residents who require shelter and care as a result of a disaster. Your support will also help us reunite these pets with the families that are searching for them and to provide this service in the future when needed.

Please consider making a special donation today to the Noah’s Legacy Fund by mailing your contribution to The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation at P.O. Box 100515, Pasadena, CA 91189-0515 on this web site – just click on Donate and specify the Noah’s Legacy Fund in your contribution.