VCA Animal Hospitals Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Wildfires in Central California near Big Sur

Animal Hospitals
announced that select VCA hospitals in Central
California are offering free boarding assistance for small animals,
including dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets, to families who are
impacted by the 51,000-acre Soberanes Fire that continues to burn north
of Big Sur in Monterey County.

“Our thoughts are with the many families who are being impacted by these
wildfires,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal
Hospitals. “We are extending free boarding for family pets that have
been displaced by the fires so families can be assured their pets are
safe and be able to focus on their priorities during this critical time.”

Boarding assistance at participating Central California VCA hospitals is
based on space availability. Pets should be current on vaccinations, but
in case they are not, VCA veterinarians will update vaccinations free of
charge. VCA Hospitals will also offer a free health assessment exam for
pets that have been evacuated or displaced as a result of the fires. Pet
owners are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross or any one of
the following VCA hospitals for boarding assistance and more information.

In the proximity of the Soberanes Fire, local VCA hospitals include:

VCA All Pets Animal Hospital Salinas
1257 East Alisal Street
CA 93905

VCA San Martin Animal Hospital
12955 Monterey Road
Martin, CA 95046

VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz
815 Mission Street
Cruz, CA 95060

VCA Almaden Valley Animal Hospital
15790 Almaden Expressway
Jose, CA 95120

VCA Animal Hospital of Los Gatos
524 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Gatos, CA 95030

VCA Winchester Animal Hospital
2110 S. Winchester Blvd.
CA 95008

VCA Vets & Pets Animal Hospital
3345 El Camino Real
Clara, CA 95051

VCA Lawrence Animal Hospital
771 Lawrence Expressway
Clara, CA 95051

About VCA

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 650 small animal veterinary
hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than
3,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give
pets the very best in medical care, of which over 400 are
board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology,
Cardiology, Emergency & 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. For more
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