As firefighters battle multiple blazes and North Bay residents attempt to assess the damage, shelters are working to reunite pets with their owners.
Sonoma County Animal Services, which is at capacity, set up social media pages to help people share information on lost or missing pets by posting photos, names, type of animal and last known location. Relaying any information on owners to listed missing pets would help the effort, they say.
In the meantime, Sonoma animals services could use the most is pet food and water bowls that are being put out in neighborhoods with missing animals. Disposable lasagna pans as makeshift litter boxes, grain buckets, and wet wipes are also needed.
Owners still looking for their pets can check other shelters and veterinarian hospitals on top of monitoring social media pages.
Some other havens for animals:
Sonoma County Animal Services at 1247 Century Court in Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Fairgrounds is taking large animals at 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa along with Ukiah Fairgrounds at 1055 N. State Street in Ukiah.
Marin Humane Society, which is boarding pets of fire evacuees for free at 171 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard in Novato. For livestock and large non-domesticated animals, call 415-883-4621. They don’t need volunteers at the moment but say the best way to help is by donating.
Petaluma Animal Shelter at 840 Hopper Street is also stationed at Luchessi Park to assist with pet food, water, boarding and lost and found information. They can be reached at 707-778-7387.