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California Fires Burning
Update: Volunteer Status For Animal Acres

Pigs evacuated due to the Station fire recover near Palmdale, CA. latimesblogs.latimes.com


KINSHIP CIRCLE IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMAL ACRES
  1. TO VOLUNTEER, SEND INFORMATION TO KINSHIP CIRCLE: info@kinshipcircle.org
    • YOUR FULL NAME:
    • EMAIL ADDRESS:
    • PHONE NUMBERS:
    • FULL MAILING ADDRESS:
    • TYPE IN SUBJECT LINE: Animal Acres Volunteer

  2. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A KINSHIP CIRCLE DISASTER VOLUNTEER
    • If you submitted your form in the past, please do NOT send it again.
    • We cannot send volunteers unless we have your form on file.


UPDATES FROM THE FIELD
► 8/30/09, Fire moves toward Acton as officials hope for lower temperatures. Animal Acres has begun the evacuation process. Horses and donkeys are being moved from Animal Acres to Evacuation Site #2.

► 8/29 TO 8/30/09: The strongest part of the Station fire burning in Angeles National Forest and La Canada Flintridge area is moving northwest of the park toward Acton, California, said Jennifer Sanchez of the U.S. Forest Service. [Animal Acres is in Acton]. Evacuations for some Acton residents are in place. Since it began 8/26/09, the Station fire has burned 35,200 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations of 10,000 homes, according to Forest Service.

► STANDBY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RETURN TRANSPORT! Frank Allen, Animal Acres manager, tells Kinship Circle all animals are safely evacuated to one site. Volunteers are needed to transport animals back to Animals Acres — a task that may prove more difficult than the evacuation, since everyone is spread out. Frank will not risk moving animals until fires are 95% contained. As in any crisis, we ask for your flexibility amid circumstances that change quickly.

► UPDATE FROM ANIMAL ACRES FOUNDER LORRI HOUSTON: "We're safe, and all animals have been relocated. The past two days, volunteers have installed wire lines directly to animal enclosures, constructed additional pen areas, and moved cleaning, health, and feed supplies to the evacuation site — as it now appears that sanctuary animals will not be able to return until September 15 or later." Animal Acres needs monetary support for construction of shade shelters and automatic waters.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS DIRECTLY TO ANIMAL ACRES:
Animal Acres
5200 Escondido Canyon Road
Acton, CA 93510
www.animalacres.org
info@animalacres.org
661-269-540




Photo: www.latimes.com

Animals get help as flames approach: Rose Mary Berman of Palos Verdes Estates feeds a carrot to Norman, one of 15 horses evacuated to Ernie Howlett Park. Donna Littlejohn/Daily Breeze.

A white tiger waits to be evacuated. Wildlife Waystation evacuates exotic animals from Little Tujunga Canyon. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times.

Wildlife Waystation founder Martine Colette tries to comfort 13 chimpanzees loaded into cages for transport to a safe holding location at the L.A. Zoo. Wildlife Waystation evacuates exotic animals from Little Tujunga Canyon. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times.

Michael Jackson's beloved tigers Thriller and Sabu living out their lives at Shambala Preserve in Acton, California.

STATION FIRE: Los Angeles County animal shelter evacuates goats from an Acton ranch along Soledad Canyon Road. Residents and animals were evacuated from the area as fire advanced. David Crane/Daily News Staff.
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WILDLIFE WAYSTATION
Wildlife Waystation tells Kinship Circle they're doing fine, except for a continuing need for LARGE, STURDY CAGES for lions, tigers, bears. They also need monetary donations to sustain animals during evacuation/return transports. Wildlife Waystation is a 160-acre home to over 400 animals, including tigers, lions, bears, chimpanzees.

Contrary to alerts circulating the internet, Wildlife Waystation reports: "All of our animals are safe. Although the fire is dangerously close, we are fully staffed. Emergency crews have worked around the clock." Spokesperson Jerry Brown says they have personnel, trucks and trailers. The most pressing needs now are funds and the giant-sized transport crates needed to move the remaining big cats.

  • MONETARY DONATIONS
    Wildlife Waystation
    14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Road
    Sylmar, CA 91342
    818-899-5201
    www.wildlifewaystation.org

  • DONATED SUPPLIES
    Call 818-899-5201 — DO NOT DROP OFF, CALL FIRST to ensure clearance. Some areas are designated no-go zones due to fire.

  • SUPPLY & VOLUNTEER NEEDS
    • Large cages for 400 pound lion or tiger
    • Call 818-899-5201
    • No volunteers are needed at this time.


PASADENA HUMANE SOCIETY
Pasadena Humane Society is the primary local agency for companion animals. "As of 9/1/09, we had already taken in more than 360 frightened and confused animals. Staff remains available round the clock to accept these evacuees." They need monetary donations to feed, shelter and care for animals affected by the Station fires.

  • MONETARY DONATIONS
    Pasadena Humane Society
    361 S Raymond Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91105-2687
    626-792-7151
    www.pasadenahumane.org

  • SUPPLY & VOLUNTEER NEEDS
    • No supply requests at this time.
    • No volunteers are needed at this time.


SHAMBALA BIG CAT SANCTUARY
Shambala's resident lions, tigers and other animals are (hopefully) staying put. LA Times Blog says Chris Gallucci, Shambala's vice president of operations, told colleagues that sanctuary staff "have everything to fight fires on this property" and that they perform elaborate fire drills every six weeks to prep for an event like the Station fire. The preserve has steel evacuation crates if 64 big cats need to be moved, along with a 22,000-gallon water tank, a lake and fire road around the 80-acre site, Gallucci said.

  • MONETARY DONATIONS
    MAIL TO: The Roar Foundation
    PO Box 189
    Acton, CA 93510
    OR GIVE ONLINE: www.shambala.org

    Shambala Preserve
    6867 Soledad Canyon Road
    Acton, CA 93510
    661-268-0380
    www.shambala.org

  • SUPPLY & VOLUNTEER NEEDS
    • No supply requests at this time.
    • No volunteers are needed at this time.


PIERCE COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN CTR
9/1/09, Horses are being accepted at Pierce College Equestrian Center, as the Station Fire continues to force area evacuations. 88 horses have found safe haven, while there are accommodations for up to 200. Large animals including a cow, a boar, four lamas and two sheep have also taken shelter at Pierce, however remaining space is reserved for horses.

  • LOCATION
    Los Angeles Pierce College
    6201 Winnetka Avenue
    Woodland Hills, CA 91371
    818-347-0551
    www.piercecollege.edu

  • EMERGENCY CENTER GUIDELINES
    • No stallions.
    • Bring caregiver name and phone number.
    • Bring water tub, medicines for your animal.
    • Bring feed if you can.



Second Animal Evacuation At The Edge Of Flames



KINSHIP CIRCLE IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMAL ACRES.
  1. TO VOLUNTEER, SEND INFORMATION TO KINSHIP CIRCLE: info@kinshipcircle.org
    • YOUR FULL NAME:
    • EMAIL ADDRESS:
    • PHONE NUMBERS:
    • FULL MAILING ADDRESS:
    • TYPE IN SUBJECT LINE: Animal Acres Volunteer

  2. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A KINSHIP CIRCLE DISASTER VOLUNTEER
    We cannot send volunteers unless we have your form on file.


ANIMAL ACRES MAY NEED TO RE-EVACUATE ANIMALS
ONLY WHEN AUTHORIZED BY FRANK ALLEN, ANIMAL ACRES
Susie V Kaufman, Evacuation Coordinator, susie@jarrettlennon.com
Evacuation Site #2 is now potentially in the path of the Station Fire, which is heading due north towards Palmdale (where all the animals are, except sheep and goats who are still at Animal Acres). As of 2:07PM, 31 August 2009, Frank Allen has asked everyone to be on strong alert for a second evacuation.

ADDRESS FOR EVACUATION SITE #2:
10955 Hillview Lane / Littlerock, CA 93543

DIRECTIONS TO EVACUATION SITE #2 FROM LOS ANGELES AREA
  • 5 or 405 or 210 to
  • Highway 14 toward Palmdale
  • Exit 30 (Pearblossom Hwy) - 0.7 miles
  • Merge onto Sierra Hwy - 0.8 miles
  • Continue on Pearblossom Hwy - 4.5 miles
  • Slight right at 138/Pearblossom Hwy - 5.8 miles
  • Turn right at 106th St E - 2.1 miles
  • Turn left at Butterfield Stage Rd - 0.2 miles
  • Slight left at Hillview Lane - 0.2 miles
  • Turn left - evacuation site on right - 213 feet


BACK TO TOP - FIELD NOTES LIST Supplies/Equipment Needed For Critters At Animal Acres!

spacer ► URGENTLY NEEDED SUPPLIES
  • Trucks, SUVs
  • Trailers
  • Pickup trucks with camper shells (for the birds)
  • Carriers for the birds (chickens, turkeys, etc.)
  • Large water bowls
  • People good with herding skills (no hysterics)
  • Animal soothers (vet techs?)
  • Water garden hoses
  • Food and water / Large food-water containers
  • Vegan food and water for volunteers

► CALL BEFORE COMING TO ANIMAL ACRES: 661-212-4647. Please call before you make the drive, as events can/will change faster than emails and phone calls can be transmitted.

► DIRECTIONS TO ANIMAL ACRES
Animal Acres
5200 Escondido Canyon Road
Acton, CA 93510
661-269-5404
info@animalacres.org
animalacres.org

  • Interstate 5 North to Highway 14 North (Antelope Valley Hwy towards Lancaster/Palmdale).

  • Take the Red Rover Mine Road exit, a hard curve to the right.

  • Take the first immediate left (will be on Ward Road, only a block in length).

  • Ward Road dead-ends at Escondido Canyon Road. Turn left on Escondido Canyon Road.

  • Animal Acres is the first farm on the left. Look for buildings with red tiled roofs and mailboxes in front of dirt driveway.

► MONETARY SUPPORT FOR ANIMAL ACRES:
www.animalacres.org/donate.html

Animal Acres is a Los Angeles farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living center directed by Farm Sanctuary co-founder Lorri Houston.
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