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ARF's intake team has begun rescuing adoptable animals from shelters in the fire-affected area. We are in constant contact with partners, including Chico Animal Shelter and Butte Humane, about requests for medical and shelter-specific supplies, transportation and potential rehoming needs.

Additionally, thank you for the outpouring of support and pet supplies for animals affected by the Camp Fires. This will be a long-term, complex recovery effort helping animals in the wake of this devastation. ARF will be with our partners however we can help for as long as needed. As with all our disaster operations, we will post any urgent needs or updates here.

Thank you for your continuing support and always opening your heart to animals in need.

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation is proud to be a trusted partner in emergency disaster relief and we have deployed more than seven times thus far in 2017. With expertise removing animals from dangerous situations, setting up temporary shelters, providing emergency care, and reuniting animals with owners after disasters, ARF responds to requests when animals need us most.

ARF's national disaster efforts began in 2011, when on-the-ground teams responded following tornados in Joplin, Missouri and grew to include large-scale cruelty situations in North Carolina, coordination of cross-country evacuation and placements for animals in the path of Hurricane Irma.  The Valley Fire, Butte Fire and now Napa and Santa Rosa fires sadly have provided extensive experience during wildfire emergencies.

Your support of our disaster relief efforts allow us the ability to respond quickly and effectively to any animal crisis to provide: Delivering animal welfare supplies to disaster-stricken areas.

    • Urgent medical care for cats and dogs who have been evacuated.  
    • Critical medical supplies (burn cream, bandages and medication) to disaster-stricken areas.
    • Rescuing animals in affected places and reuniting them with their families.
    • Deploying our skilled and trained staff to establish logistics and processes.
    • Pulling existing shelter animals into ARF to ensure local shelters may accommodate displaced or lost pets. 


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