If you find that your pet did not survive the fire, please refer to the guidelines outlined below to handle the remains of your pets in a manner that is safe and environmentally responsible: https://buttecountyrecovers.org/animals. You may also contact Butte County Animal Control and they will remove the deceased pet for you at no cost, please call 530.552.3888.
We understand this is a very difficult time for survivors of the fire, especially if your home has been destroyed. It is especially important to contact the shelter if your home has been destroyed so we can help you identify a longer-term solution and transition your animals to a more comfortable location. We know pet owners want the best for their animals. Your animals will experience better emotional health and greater physical comfort once they are transitioned out of the shelter. Once evacuation orders are lifted, animals need to be picked-up or transitioned out of these shelters.
If you are unable to pick-up your animals, please contact the shelter so we can help you identify a longer term solution, which may include:
Friends or Family who can temporarily foster your animals.
Community members or organizations who can temporarily foster your animals.
In the event that you make the difficult decision to surrender your animal, please contact the shelter and let us know. We will facilitate the adoptions process for you. Please note, no animals will be adopted out of a shelter until every owner has had a chance to claim their animal.
Animal owners need to bring a photo ID and the pink copy of the animal intake form. If you have misplaced the pink intake form, you may still pick-up your animal. You photo ID will need to be verified with the animal intake form on file. You will need to provide transportation for your animal when leaving the shelter. If you are able to pick-up your pet, but are in need of immediate supplies, Butte County Animal Control can provide you with the following items: Crates, food, bowls, leashes, etc.
If you are trying to locate a lost pet, please visit www.campfirerescuedanimals.com. A picture of every lost domestic animal in the emergency animal shelters is posted on this site. Follow the instructions on the website to pick up your pet. This service will be available for lost large animals and livestock soon.