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VCA Animal Hospitals Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Wildfires

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LOS ANGELES — VCA Animal Hospitals is offering free boarding assistance at hospitals throughout California for pets that have been displaced by wildfires across the state. As of Monday afternoon, more than a dozen fires are burning in California. The Getty Fire in Los Angeles and the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County have already forced thousands of families from their homes.

“In catastrophic emergencies, VCA is here to help pet owners quickly find a safe and comfortable space, and know their pets are well cared for,” said Dr. Todd Lavender, President, VCA Animal Hospitals and Petcare Services. “With multiple fires burning across the state, all VCA hospitals in California are extending free boarding so families can focus on the emergency.”

Boarding assistance is offered on a space-available basis to victims of the wildfires at all California hospitals. To locate a nearby VCA hospital, enter your zip code here.

Due to the extent of the evacuation orders and impacts, boarding availability may be limited at some VCA facilities. Families are strongly encouraged to call ahead and confirm that space is available.

VCA is closely monitoring the wildfires across the state and its impact on pet families. Follow VCA Animal Hospitals on Facebook for breaking wildfire news as it happens.

For more information, please visit VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and Facebook (facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/).

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 920 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and 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. As part of the Mars, Inc. family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

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