BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The hold period for livestock animals located at the Gridley large animal shelter will be lifted on January 17, 2019. The hold period for domestic animals considered lost from the Camp Fire that were transitioned out of the Butte County emergency animals shelters to smaller brick and mortar shelters will be lifted starting on January 19, 2019.
Lost animals were transitioned out of the emergency shelters in December and held at their new shelters for an additional 30 days. Based on their exact arrival date to the new shelter, many of these holds will be lifted starting on the 19th.
Once the hold is lifted for domestic animals, before they are available for adoptions, they will first need to be spayed and neutered and given a clean bill of health. Anyone interested in adopting one of these animals is encouraged to follow the shelter’s website where the animal is located. All standard adoption processes apply and will be handled through the current shelter. The public is asked to first check the shelters website for details about animals available for adoptions before visiting the shelter in person. Current shelter locations for lost animals are listed on the lost animal website under the animal’s photo: www.campfirerescuedanimals.com.
Camp Fire survivors who are still searching for a lost cat or dog are encouraged to continue looking at the lost animal website, as this website has been updated with new animals.
Those who are missing livestock from the Camp Fire are encouraged to search the lost animal website or visit the livestock animal shelter, located at 199 E. Hazel Street in Gridley. After January 17, 2019, unclaimed livestock animals will be adopted out to local agriculture programs such as 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) for educational purposes.