PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#vca—VCA
Animal Hospitals announced that all Oregon VCA hospitals are
offering free boarding assistance for small animals, including dogs,
cats, birds and pocket pets, to families who are impacted by the
wildfires in the state. The Eagle Creek fire has burned unchecked in the
pristine Columbia River Gorge since Saturday and merged overnight with
the Indian Creek fire. The fires now cover more than 31,000 acres,
damaged local structures and forced hundreds of residents to evacuate.
“Our thoughts are with the many families who are being impacted by these
devastating wildfires,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA
Animal Hospitals. “We are extending free boarding for pets that have
been displaced by the fires so families can be assured their animals are
safe and be able to focus on their priorities during this critical time.”
Boarding assistance at participating Oregon VCA hospitals is based on
space availability. VCA Battle Ground Animal Hospital and VCA East Mill
Plain Animal Hospital in southern Washington are also offering free
boarding. Pets should be current on vaccinations, but in case they are
not, VCA veterinarians will update vaccinations free of charge. VCA will
also offer a free health assessment exam for pets that have been
evacuated or displaced because of the fires.
Pet owners are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross or visit www.vcahospitals.com/main/directory
or call 1-800-VCAPETS to check availability for boarding assistance.
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 750 small animal veterinary
hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than
4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give
pets the very best in medical care, of which over 500 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
information, please visit www.VCAhospitals.com
or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and https://www.facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.
VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) is a leading provider of pet health care services in
the country delivered through more than 750 small animal veterinary
hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, a preeminent nationwide clinical
laboratory system that services all 50 states and Canada (Antech
Diagnostics), the leading animal diagnostic imaging company in the
market (Sound), and Camp Bow Wow (CBW), the nation’s Premier Doggy Day
and Overnight Camp® franchise, an Inc. 5000 company.
Agnes Huff Communications Group
Agnes Huff, PhD