Animal Evacuations & Disaster Relief Updates

BOGART FIRE IN CHERRY VALLEY GROWS TO 1,000 ACRES; 10 PERCENT CONTAINED

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A brush fire in Cherry Valley near Beaumont has rapidly grown to 1,000 acres, CalFire officials said Tuesday night.

Riverside County fire officials said the blaze broke out in the area of Winesap Avenue and International Park Road at about 1 p.m. Authorities said evacuations were lifted in Highland Springs Village Mobile Home Park at 10350 Overland Trail in Cherry Valley.

Residents within the Banning Bench area, which includes the Chatigny Senior Center, Oak Valley Parkway and Cherry Avenue, also had evacuation orders lifted, fire officials announced around 8 p.m. CalFire officials said residents would be allowed back into their homes with a valid ID around 10 p.m.

Firefighters were laying down pink Phos-Chek lines to try to protect structures in the area.bogart-fire-in-cherry-valley-now-1000-acres-10-percent-containedAt least five water-dropping helicopters and nine air tankers, including a DC-10, had been involved in dropping water and fire retardant, but fire officials said they were releasing some air resources.

More than 300 firefighters are battling the brush fire that has been dubbed the Bogart Fire.

Officials said they had been making good progress battling the blaze and by 8 p.m. had listed it as 10 percent contained. They said 400 homes had been evacuated earlier in the day – 200 in Banning Bench and 200 at the mobile home park and surrounding neighborhood in Cherry Valley.

Winds were in the 10-15 mph range in the area, with gusts up to 25 mph.

Source: KTLA.com, ABC7.com


UPDATE: LOUISIANA FLOODS

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 4.12.10 PMDozens of animals have arrived in Virginia from the floods in Louisiana.

Shelters in Louisiana are currently overwhelmed with new animals. Bringing animals to Virginia will help Louisiana shelters focus on reuniting animals that have been displaced with their owners.

Workers and volunteers from groups including the Norfolk Animals Care and Adoption Center and Chesapeake Humane Society met animals that PETA has rescued on Monday to take them in and find them new homes.

If you are looking for ways to help the hundreds of thousands of people and their pets who have lost their homes, and have been displaced with little to no food and water in Louisiana. Here is a list of organizations online, and around New Orleans, and Baton Rouge, where you can make your donation count.

Ways to help pets: Click Here.

 If you are from another state and would like to help, here is a list of items needed: Click Here.

Volunteer Louisiana is another source for people looking to volunteer or donate funds to the victims of the Louisiana floods. 

WHERE TO DONATE:

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 4.08.45 PMRed Cross

  • Accepting: Donations via telephone. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or text LAFLOODS to 90999 to donate $10

Companion Animal Alliance, Baton Rouge’s city animal shelter

  • Needs: Foster homes to house pets temporarily, large bath towels, paper towels, water and food for volunteers and staff. Donations can be made online to assist with these needs by going to the organization’s website,www.CAABR.org.

NOLA Pay It Forward

  • Accepting: Greater New Orleans Foundation collecting donations to aid neighboring parishes in early relief and rebuilding efforts. Access the site here.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

United Way of Acadiana

Capital Area United Way

Denham Springs Animal Shelter, which was devastated by the floods

  • Accepting: Donations via a GoFundMe account, which PetCo is matching dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. The shelter also has an Amazon Wish List. By making purchases on Amazon, needed items will be sent directly to the shelter.

Tangi Humane Society, which is privately run and was devastated by the floods

Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana

Assess the Need

  • Accepting: Donations for Livingston Parish schools, 15 of which flooded. Donations can be made online by going to Assess the Need’s website. They can also be emailed to Assess the Need, PO Box 1802, Denham Springs, LA, 70727

Catholic Charities

  • Accepting: Donations to aid families in immediate and longterm needs. Accepting donations online.

Save the Children’s Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund

  • Accepting: Donations to help protect children and support immediate needs of families affected by flooding. They can be sent online.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

232-HELP

  • Accepting: Donations to help purchase emergency medications, medical equipment, appliances and transportation for flood victims in 10 parishes across Acadiana. Donations can be made online.

Foundation for Louisiana

SBP

  • Accepting: Donations to assist in cleaning, gutting and rebuilding homes for those affected by the floods. They can be made online. 

Lighthouse Louisiana

  • Accepting: Donations to clean up its Baton Rouge facility and repair and replace damaged items. They can be made online. 

Northshore Weather Relief Fund

  • Accepting: Donations to help those affected in Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Helena and Tammany parishes. They can be made online.

Foundation EBR

IN-PERSON DONATION DROP-OFFS: NEW ORLEANS, METAIRIE and KENNER

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  • Accepting: Nonperishable food items such as canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, soups, stews, beans, chili, peanut butter, pasta, rice, breakfast cereal and shelf-stable milk. Cleaning supplies such as bleach, disinfectants, sponges, gloves, trash bags and scrub brushes.

  • Where to donate: Second Harvest Food Bank at 700 Edwards Ave., Elmwood

  • When: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

  • Other businesses accepting food bank donations for Second Harvest: All Rouses Market locations and all Fidelity Bank locations.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

  • Accepting: Buckets, bleach, cleaning detergent, mops, Shockwave for mold, mops, brooms, paper towels, large garbage bags, rubber gloves, masks, scrub brushes, scouring pads, sponges, air freshener, toiletries, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand soap, adult diapers, disposable razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, diapers for babies, baby wipes, baby food, baby formula, sippy cups and bottles, pet cages, kennels, leashes, collars, pet food, cat litter, bottled water, nonperishable food items and school supplies

  • Where to donate: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2515 Canal St., New Orleans, or weekdays from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at 411 West Coleman Ave., Hammond

    Zeus’ Rescues, which is hosting more than 60 animals that have been evacuated from flooded areas.

  • Accepting: Cat carriers, clay littler, square litter boxes, canned cat  and kitten food.

  • Where to donate: 4601 Freret Street

  • When: Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Various New Orleans Businesses:

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    Accepting: Blankets, bedding, feminine hygiene products, diapers, baby wipes, cleaning supplies, pet food, pet crates and pet bedding.

  • Where to donate:

    • Church Alley Coffee Shop & The Good Shop, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

    • Dashing Bicycles, 1234 N. Broad St.

    • Balance Yoga, 120 S. Cortez St.

    • Solo Espresso, 1301 Poland Ave.

    • Dirty Coast, 5631 Magazine St. and 2121 Chartres St. 

    • Dancing Grounds, 3705 St. Claude Ave.

    • Rouler, 601 Baronne St. 

    • The Stacks, inside the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.

    • Buff Beauty Bar, 720 Carondelet St. 

    • Electric Expressions, 2317 Veterans Memorial Blvd., #3

  • When: Business hours until noon Thursday (Aug. 18)

New Orleans Restaurants:

  • Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 4.30.43 PMAccepting: Bulk food items and water to help feed volunteers and those in the shelter at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Also accepting clothing and shoes in various sizes, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, toiletries, diapers, garbage bags, coloring books and children’s toys. The group is also working with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

  • Where to donate:

    • Langlois, 1710 Pauger St. 

    • Sylvain, 626 Chartres St. 

    • Meauxbar, 942 N. Rampart St.

    • Barrel Proof, 1201 Magazine St. 

    • Cavan, 3607 Magazine St. 

  • When: Business hours

Junior League of New Orleans

  • Accepting: Diapers in all sizes, feminine hygiene products and gift cards in $20 amounts for Target and Wal-Mart

  • Where: Junior League of New Orleans Headquarters, 4319 Carondelet St.

  • When: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Caroline Fayard for US Senate New Orleans Office

  • Accepting: Nonperishable food items, blankets, bedding, feminine hygiene products, diapers, formula, baby food, baby wipes, cleaning supplies and pet food

  • Where to donate: 4327 Canal St.

  • When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

Crescent City Farmers Market

  • Accepting: Canned food, water, cleaning supplies and toiletries.

  • Where to donate:

    • All week at the main office at 200 Broadway St.

    • Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Uptown Square, 200 Broadway St.

    • Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Can Building, 3700 Orleans Ave.

    • Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Reily Foods, 700 Magazine St.

Magnolia Physical Therapy

  • Accepting: Nonperishable food items, toiletries and household cleaning supplies

  • Where: 5606 Jefferson Highway, Harahan; 2372 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans; and 2525 Jena St., New Orleans

Jefferson Parish Parent

  • Accepting: Books, new toys, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, phone chargers, craft and school supplies, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes and unopened bottles of OTC medicines like aspirin and cough syrup. Not accepting clothing donations.

    • First Look Ultrasound, 4621 W. Napoleon Ave., Ste. 205, Metairie

    • Flavors Snowballs and Ice Cream, 500 Vintage Dr., Kenner

    • Monogram Express, 2109 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie

    • Laser Tag of Metairie, 6801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie

    • Elmwood Self Storage, 1004 S. Clearview Parkway, Elmwood

    • 1st Source Servall, 400 Lapalco Blvd., Suite A, Gretna

    • Phil’s Grill, 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie

    • Jefferson Auto Service, 901 Shrewsbury Road, New Orleans

    • Dance Innovation, 7343 Jefferson Highway, Harahan

    • Atonement Lutheran Church, 6500 Riverside Drive, Metairie

    • Kindred Studios, 5228 Magazine St., New Orleans

    • 5 Minute Oil Change, multiple locations across New Orleans metropolitan area

The Social Club Barbershop

  • Accepting: Water, pet supplies, nonperishable food, diapers and other baby items, clothing in various sizes, blankets, toys, toiletries, cleaning supplies and household items not including furniture.

  • Where: 3515 Melvil Dewey Drive, #104, Metairie

Ray’s on the Avenue

  • Accepting: Disposable cameras, sunscreen, toiletries, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and baby items.

  • Where to donate: 1139 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans

  • When: Daily from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Chalmette Movies

  • Accepting: Clothing in all sizes

  • Where to donate: 8700 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette

  • When: Daily, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cafe Reconcile

  • Accepting: Cooked meals, which they are delivering three times per week for two weeks to Baton Rouge. Deliver meals in disposable containers. Suggested dishes are chicken, beef, fish, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, rice, gumbo, green beans, mixed vegetables, corn, red beans, black eyed peas, bread and cookies.

  • Where: 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

  • When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 26. Drop off items between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Crescent City Clouds

  • Accepting: Dry goods, nonperishable foods, water, towels, new packages of socks and underwear.

  • Where: 4344 Earhart Blvd. Ste. C, New Orleans

  • When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays

New Orleans Harley-Davidson

  • Accepting: Nonperishable items, canned foods, clothing in bags or boxed and other basic needs items. They will be donated to the Red Cross.

  • Where: 6015 Airline Drive, Metairie

  • When: Business hours through Aug. 31

Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe

  • Accepting: Children’s items including books, clothing, toys, arts and crafts supplies, coloring books and school supplies.

  • Where: 209 Harrison Ave., Suite C, New Orleans

  • When: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays

Mignon Faget

  • Accepting: Canned goods, water, nonperishable food items

  • Where: 3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie; 3801 Magazine St., New Orleans; 7350 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge

  • When: Business hours through Aug. 31.

Alarm Protection Services

  • Accepting: Books, pillows, diapers, baby wipes, new toys, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, phone chargers, formula, craft supplies for kids and school supplies.

  • Where: 4440 Trenton St., Metairie

  • When: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Realty Point

  • Accepting: Water, clothing, bedding, toiletries and nonperishable food.

  • Where: 230 Polk St., New Orleans

  • When: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays through Aug. 31

Urban League of New Orleans

  • Accepting: Cash donations online or the following items in-person: Clothing, new packages of underwear and socks, toiletries, nonperishable food, baby formula, baby food, disinfectant wipes, blankets, towels, wash cloths, pillows, Ziploc bags and baby bottles.

  • Where: Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 4640 S. Carrollton, New Orleans

Brown Butter

  • Accepting: Cleaning supplies, toiletries, baby care items and pet supplies.

  • Where: 231 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans

  • When: Through Tuesday, Aug. 23

NORTH SHORE

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 4.30.27 PMUnited Way of Southeast Louisiana

  • Accepting: Buckets, bleach, cleaning detergent, mops, Shockwave for mold, mops, brooms, paper towels, large garbage bags, rubber gloves, masks, scrub brushes, scouring pads, sponges, air freshener, toiletries, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand soap, adult diapers, disposable razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, diapers for babies, baby wipes, baby food, baby formula, sippy cups and bottles, pet cages, kennels, leashes, collars, pet food, cat litter, bottled water, nonperishable food items and school supplies

  • Where to donate: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2515 Canal St., New Orleans, or weekdays from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at 411 West Coleman Ave., Hammond

Various Northshore Businesses:

  • Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 4.09.09 PMAccepting: Nonperishable food, water and basic needs items like diapars, baby wipes, toiletries, clothing in various sizes, blankets and other items.

  • Where:

    • Abita Roasting Co., 1011 Village Walk, Covington

    • Abita Springs Cafe, 22132 Level St., Abita Springs

    • Ain’t Life Grand Investments, 1950 N. Highway 190, Covington

    • Mugshots Grill & Bar, 300 River Highlands Blvd., Covington

    • Glory Bound Gyro Co., 500 River Highlands Blvd., Covington

    • Friends Coastal Restaurant, 407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville

Honda of Covington

  • Accepting: Basic flood relief items

  • Where: Honda of Covington, 100 Holiday Square Blvd., Covington

  • When: Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

    Tallow Creek subdivision volunteers

  • Accepting: Cleaning supplies such as paper towels, brooms, mops, tools, mold masks and gloves plus general use items like socks, flip flops, boxes and toiletries

  • Where to donate: 755 Solomon Drive and 630 Amy Court in Covington

  • When: Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Project Blessings St. Tammany

  • Accepting: Toiletries, cleaning supplies, baby items and gently used blankets

  • Where to donate: Victory Bible Church’s Faith Outreach Building, 317 W. 30th Ave., Suite B, Covington

  • When: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Chimes – Covington

  • Accepting: Water, food, clothing and cleaning supplies

  • Where to donate: 19130 Rogers Lane, Covington

  • When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tammany Oaks Church of Christ

  • Accepting: Water, food, clothing, baby items, cleaning supplies, school supplies and uniforms.

  • Where: 3700 Highway 59, Mandeville

South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists

  • Accepting: Pet supplies, which will be donated to the St. Tammany Humane Society and the Tangi Animal Shelter

  • Where: 2631 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville

Cure, Cafe Henri and Cane & Table

  • Accepting: Cash donations or nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank

  • Where: 4905 Freret St., 800 Louisa St. or 1113 Decatur St.

BATON ROUGE, LAFAYETTE and OTHER LOCATIONS:

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 4.08.16 PMUnited Way of Acadiana

  • Accepting: Buckets, bleach, cleaning detergent, mops, Shockwave for mold, mops, brooms, paper towels, large garbage bags, rubber gloves, masks, scrub brushes, scouring pads, sponges, air freshener, toiletries, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand soap, adult diapers, disposable razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, diapers for babies, baby wipes, baby food, baby formula, sippy cups and bottles, bottled water, nonperishable food items and school supplies. No clothing donations can be accepted.

  • Where to donate: United Way of Acadiana, 215 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70501

  • When: Daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Capital Area United Way

  • Accepting: Buckets, bleach, cleaning detergent, mops, Shockwave for mold, mops, brooms, paper towels, large garbage bags, rubber gloves, masks, scrub brushes, scouring pads, sponges, air freshener, toiletries, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand soap, adult diapers, disposable razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, diapers for babies, baby wipes, baby food, baby formula, sippy cups and bottles, bottled water, nonperishable food items and school supplies.

  • Where to donate: 700 Laurel Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802

St. Charles Parish

  • Accepting: Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, deoderant, feminine hygiene products, baby food, baby formula and bottles, diapers, wipes, buckets, mops, cleaning supplies, non-perishable foods, towels and packaged underwear

  • Where: Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or the Allen Arterbury Building, 14564 River Road, New Sarpy, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter

  • Accepting: Cat litter, plastic litter boxes, pet food, Dawn detergent, prepaid Visa gift cards. Items will be delivered to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.

  • Where: 921 Rue La Cannes Drive, Luling, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge River Center, a temporary shelter for evacuees

  • Accepting: All items must be brand new. They most require pillows, underwear, baby clothes, socks, men’s shoes, blankets and deodorant.

  • Where: 275 S. River Road, Baton Rouge

Lamar Dixon Expo Center, a temporary shelter that is also housing animals

  • Accepting: Volunteers, hay, buckets, brooms, cleaning supplies, cat litter, plastic litter boxes, pet food for dogs, cats and horses.

  • Where: 9039 S. St. Landry, Gonzales

Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter

  • Accepting: Pet supplies and volunteers to assist with the increased number of animals as the shelter accepts those that have been evacuated from flooded areas

  • Where: 934 Highway 3185, Thibodaux

In & Out Smart Repair Stores

  • Accepting: Ziploc bags, blankets, pillows, towels, wash cloths, toiletires, water, coffee, tea, nonperishable food, new packages of underwear, gift cards, cleaning materials and tools.

  • Where: All locations in Thibodaux, Houma, New Iberia, Lafayette, Mandeville and Hammond. See map for details.

Urban League of Greater New Orleans’ Baton Rouge drop-off

  • Accepting: New packages of underwear, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deoderant, disposable razors, shaving cream and lotion

  • Where: Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive., Baton Rouge OR the James Law Office, 830 Main St., Baton Rouge

Denicola’s Furniture & Upholstery

  • Accepting: Furniture, especially mattresses, bed-frames, kitchen tables and chairs, dressers, end tables, night stands and lamps.

  • Where: 2152 N. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge.

  • When: Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until further notice

    Source: www.Nola.com

Blue Cut Fire Spreads Rapidly In Southern California’s Cajon Pass

WildfireToday.com

 

(UPDATED at 8:12 p.m. PDT August 17, 2016)

 

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A horse rescue named Mea Ola’s place, located in San Bernardino County, needed help and asked for trucks, trailers, and other supplies as it assisted in the evacuation of horses during the the fast-spreading Blue Cut Fire that erupted Tuesday morning, which has charred 23 square miles of land.

The rescue is located just north of the evacuation line, and houses 41 horses, as well as 100 other animals including dogs, chickens, and turkeys. Those with trucks and trailers have been asked to be on standby in the event that the rescue needs to evacuate and relocate the animals.

To HELP, please Mea Ola’s Place at (661) 557-2680.

Apply Valley Animal Shelter is in need of supplies. Please READ and DONATE!

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A dog ran from a burning building and jumped into the arms of a battalion chief who is fighting the Blue Cut fire. He was taken in by Animal Care.

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(UPDATED at 7:20 a.m. PDT August 17, 2016)

The Blue Cut fire continued to spread aggressively as darkness fell Tuesday night forcing 82,000 residents to evacuate. The fire started at in Cajon Pass near Interstate 15 at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and rapidly spread into the brush. It is now 13 miles northwest of San Bernardino and has threatened the communities of Lytle Creek, Wrightwood, Baldy Mesa, Phelan, and Hesperia.

In addition to Interstate 15 the fire has crossed Highways 138 and 173. Officials closed I-15 and Highway 138, which made it difficult for residents to evacuate.

The live streaming video shown by Los Angeles television stations Tuesday included images of multiple structures that were destroyed including the Summit Inn, a well known local landmark along Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass.

At about 11 p.m. on Tuesday the U.S. Forest Service said the size was estimated at 18,000 acres, but with the data from an overnight mapping flight it is likely that an update Wednesday morning will put it at closer to 25,000 to 30,000 acres.

The weather forecast for Wednesday, which includes a Red Flag Warning, is not good news for firefighters. The temperature will be in the high 90s, the relative humidity will be 3 to 10 percent, and the wind for the next two days will be out of the south at 10 to 20 mph (depending on the exact location and day/night) with gusts of 20 to 30.

The Fire Behavior Analyst on the fire said “the brush is extremely dry, basically dead”.

Historic Route 66 landmark Summit Inn in Hesperia burns  

View image on Twitter

Spotted: A melted McDonald’s sign. updates: 30,000 acres burned, 0% contained

#BlueCutFire – Evacuees can take small animals to the Apple Valley Animal Shelter located at 22131 Powhatan Road, Apple Valley

(UPDATED at 6:05 p.m. PDT August 16, 2016)

At 5 P.M., the USFS reported that the Blue Cut fire was 6,500 plus acres with 700 personnel on scene, 57 engines, 8 crews, 8 air tankers, and 2 very large air tankers (DC-10s). Additional firefighters and equipment are on order.

(Originally published at 2 P.M. PDT August 16, 2016)

The Blue Cut fire started in Cajon Pass west of Interstate 15 at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and rapidly spread into the brush. The interstate is closed in both directions.

Several media outlets are reporting that one or possibly two fire engines were overrun by the fire and the firefighters left the trucks to take refuge in nearby residences. There are reportedly no injuries, but ambulances were seen near one of the engines.

The San Bernardino National Forest reports that there have been two minor injuries to firefighters. It is unknown if the injuries were related to the burnover of the engines.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff has declared a mandatory evacuation for all residents in the community of Lytle Creek which is on the west side of I-15.

The approximate location of the origin area of the Blue Cut fire

NBC Los Angeles and ABC7 are occasionally streaming live video of the fire.

A freight train in Cajon Pass stopped and the crew evacuated, according to NBC Los Angeles. There is no report of the cars on the train burning.

Cajon Pass is infamous for frequent fires and strong winds that spread the fires rapidly.

Massive flames near a stopped freight train in Cajon Pass

The latest size being reported is 1,500 acres.

Emergency Shelter Information: http://www.sbcounty.gov/dph/acc/programs/shelter_services/shelter_services_hours.asp

Fontana Shelters: http://www.animalshelterslocal.com/California/Fontana/

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UPDATE: LOUISIANA FLOODING

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Ways To Help!

Companion Animal Alliance, Baton Rouge’s city animal shelter

Status: “The animals here at CAA are safe and sound,” reads a recent Facebook update, “but many owners and pets have been displaced. Our shelter took in 90 evacuee animals and are expecting more.” 

Where: 2680 Progress Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

What they need: Leashes, pet treats, pet food, dog toys, cash donations, temporary fosters until transportation is available Wednesday, Aug. 17

How to help: Donations can be made in person or online by clicking here. Donations can also be mailed directly to the shelter. 

Tangi Humane Society, a privately run shelter

Status: Flooded. The shelter’s GoFundMe page gives this update: “The shelter was consumed by fast rising river water, and we had to evacuate all of the animals. Tangi operates on a donation-only basis, and needless to say, they have lost everything.”

Where: 46219 River Road, Hammond

What they need: Supplies and a place to temporarily store them, plus bottled water, bleach, shovels, large trash bags, shop vacs, blowers and rubber gloves

How to help: Donations can be made through its website, a GoFundMe account or directly via PayPal by using the email: tangihuman@gmail.com.The society also has an Amazon Wish List. By making purchases on Amazon, needed items will be sent directly to the shelter. 

Denham Springs Animal Shelter

Status: Flooded. The shelter’s GoFundMe page gives this update: “The dedicated staff and volunteers fought to save as many animals as possible from the flood waters, eventually having to unlatch the kennel doors and let the dogs swim out and climb onto the roof. The rescue efforts saved many animals, but the shelter is in need of rebuilding and repairs after the flood waters recede. The cattery is totally demolished, and the kennel area and office space are severely damaged.”

What they need: A dry, safe place to store supplies, fosters and supplies

How to help: Those looking to foster a Denham Springs pet can fill out an application through Animal Rescue New Orleans by clicking here. Donations can also be made via the GoFundMe account, which PetCo is matching dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. The shelter also has an Amazon Wish List. By making purchases on Amazon, needed items will be sent directly to the shelter. 

Lamar Dixon Expo Center, temporary shelter

Status: Used as a shelter for animals and people

What they need: Volunteers, hay, buckets, brooms, cleaning supplies, cat litter, plastic litter boxes, pet food for dogs, cats and horses

How to help: Drop off donations to be delivered there at 921 Rue La Cannes Drive, Luling, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations can also be hand-delivered. 

Zeus’ Place

Status: Housing more than 60 pets that were evacuated from flooded shelters

What they need: Cat carriers, clay littler, square litter boxes, canned cat and kitten food. Also, fosters or adoptive pet parents. 

How to help: Drop those items at 4601 Freret St., New Orleans, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Louisiana Bobcat Refuge

Status: Flooded. The center, which is located in Eunice, didn’t lose any rescued animals, but water inundated the entire facility. See photos of the damage by clicking here.

What they need: Cash donations to replace damaged items, plus construction items to rebuild

How to help: Donate online through the Refuge’s GoFundMe page. You can also order items directly through the center’s Amazon Wish List.

Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter

Status: Serving as a back-up site for the LASPCA to manage the number of animals affected by flooding. 

What they need: Leashes, pet treats, pet food, dog toys, cash donations, temporary fosters. 

How to help: Donate online. Items can also be mailed directly. 

Where: Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, 1869 Ames Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072

• Livingston SPCA

Status: At least 75 percent of pet foster homes, supplies and medicine have been flooded.

What they need: Donations and foster parents

How to help: Donate online or go to the PetCo at 1653 Millerville Road, Baton Rouge, on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to donate or sign up as a pet foster parent.  

Via: www.Nola.com

 

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 11.05.36 PMAugust 14, 2016- An approximately 3-year-old female Blue Heeler with blue collar, no microchip, no id or vaccination tags was rescued off of 16200 Hamilton Ave and Central Thruway closest to Florida Avenue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Please contact the Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control & Rescue Center at 225 774-7701 to find out how you can adopt!

Impound Number: 67762

The Baton Rouge Animal Shelter (Companion Animal Alliance) has taken in 90 animals due to the recent flooding. The shelter was already full. Priority needs include foster homes to house pets temporarily, volunteers, towels (old, new, bath size, from home or Amazon), food for volunteers, and donations. Email volunteer@caabr.org for more information. Donate here: http://www.caabr.org/#!donate/ctzx

Screen Shot 2016-08-13 at 3.05.19 PMMany residences in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and surrounding parishes are experiencing substantial flooding.

Denham Springs Animal Shelter is looking for fosters as their shelter has flooded. Fortunately, most of its inhabitants have been rescued. The shelter is attempting to connect fosters with the rescuers. Please contact them on Facebook if you are able to assist.

More than 500 people and 100 animals have been rescued. The search continues as the National Guard has arrived.

Message from Louisiana State Animal Response:

August 13, 2016– We are monitoring current flooding conditions.

Animal owners who need help with assistance during disasters are asked to contact their local Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Parish Animal Control Office, or Sheriffs Office. All emergencies and disasters begin at the local level.

Local agencies can request help directly from LSART, or from the state, who in turn may request LSART to assist. LSART works within the state/federal system to have an organized and efficient response. If you cannot reach local agencies, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has a 24hr hotline open during disasters: 1-866-927-2476.

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UPDATE: CLAYTON FIRE

IMG_0840Livestock and Pet Evacuation:

Evacuation of Large Animals: Currently residents are being advised to go to Redbud Park or Austin Park.

If those are park areas, it may be advised that pet owners will need to set up their own make shift containment area for the interim.

Middletown Animal Hospital has some room for large animals if needed.

Evacuation info for pet owners: DO NOT wait until last minute.

Pack your animals up with food and water for 5-7 days.

Take carriers, kennels and panel fencing if available for livestock and equine.

Assure they have ID tags and your vaccination documentation.

Take photos of all with cell phone prior to evacuation.

Note: if you must emergency evacuate w/out animals leave a very wet area and plenty of food & water for them during evacuation period.

Sometimes people cannot catch outdoor pets and animals and we want people out safely so do this only if you have time. If there is no time please just leave immediately and follow evacuation instructions.

Thank you for the information and update, Sia and Shane Barbi.

UPDATE: PILOT FIRE

6,298 Acres Have Burned & 6% Contained

4,700 Homes Evacuated 

Evacuated animals from the ‪Pilot Fire‬ will be cared for at San Bernardino County Fair and Event Center at 14800 7th St. in Victorville.

Evacuees can call the Devore Animal Shelter at
1(800) 472-5609 for more information. Please evacuate if you are in a designated area.

If you would like to Donate Pet Food or Pet Supplies, Please Contact the Devore Animal Shelter: 909-386-9820. ❤️

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SAND FIRE

38,346 ACRES HAVE BURNED & 100 PERCENT CONTAINED

NEW EVACS: LAKE ELIZABETH ROAD AND BOUQUET NOW! More info to come.

-All animals at Pierce College Animal Control Evacuation Relief Center have cleared the facility.

-All animals at Hansen Dam Animal Control Evacuation Relief Center have cleared the facility.

-All animals at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Animal Control Relief Center are confirmed to be set with transport to leave the facility today.

-SCPR/KPCC’s Matt Blum is doing a brief spot on considering the layered facets of post-disaster re-population and starting the conversation of considerations on how to allow more time/smooth transitions for animal owners and emergency evacuation haulers to re-enter “lifted” mandatory evacuation sites.

All animals at AVF have means of transportation and are exiting AVF today. We will be looking into the other AC locations we are aware of, BUT if you have animals at these facilities be sure to check, yourselves, with AC on your departure dates as it seems each may vary slightly.

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AND, for future reference (and perhaps something that can be negotiated,) animal owners technically have 24 hours after governing authorities lift evacuation orders, to pull their animals out of all Animal Control run facilities or the report below is the standard procedure.

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CURRENT REPORT FROM ANIMAL CONTROL: It is time to pick up animals from all Animal Control operated evacuation relief sites. Animal Control Relief Sites will close tomorrow. At that time, unclaimed animals will be moved to local relief site Animal Control Shelters, and their status will convert from “Evacuation Status” to “Impound Status,” and there may be fees to remove the animals from those locations.

NOTE: There are many volunteers and haulers willing to help return animals to their homes. There were two dispatch groups during the evacuations: one, headed by Christie Simms, and an emergency evac call-center dispatch headed up by a support group led by Jess Lewis of the Foothills Neighborhood Council (818) 473-9771 (or) email: sandfireanimal@gmail.com.  If there is no answer, leave a message and someone will get back to you ASAP.

Here is the FB page focused on helping to get animals back home: https://m.facebook.com/groups/610890772404007/

-Carla Jo Bailey

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If you are still looking for a safe haven for your animals please contact the people below:

* The Shadowland Foundation can take all animals being evacuated from the fire. They are accepting horses, RVs, trailers, personal items and pets. The have 11 acres of flat ground, located at 18832 Pine Canyon Rd, Lake Hughes, CA, 93532. Please contact Paul or Colette at the Shadowland Foundation: 661-262-4040

* ALL ANIMALS being accepted at 26023 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90265. Please call Farrah Smith (310) 666-7135

* Southern California Equine Emergency Evacuation can help rescue horses. Please visit: https://m.facebook.com/groups/158954694272977

West L.A.’s Karma Rescue Seeks Supplies For Animals Affected By Sand Fire

Karma Rescue, is asking for the community’s help to provide supplies for the hundreds of animals being evacuated due to the Sand Fire. Many local rescue shelters and ranches in Acton and surrounding areas are in dire need of supplies for their animals. To donate any supplies, visit the Pooch Hotel West Los Angeles at 2250 S. Barrington Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90064.

Among the supplies Karma Rescue is requesting are:

– Towels

– Crates

– Dog food

– Water bowls

– Bottled water

– Dog beds

– Leashes

– Wire pens

– Poop bags

– Buckets

– Paddling pools

Supplies will be delivered to the Acton area beginning at 6 a.m. on July 26.

Animal Rescue Efforts: 

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* The State Prison – Los Angeles County is providing shelter for 50 deaf dogs from the Deaf Dog Rescue of America in Acton.

* The Wildlife WayStation has evacuated all 400 wild and exotic animals and they are returning animals back to the sanctuary this week.

* Farm Sanctuary has evacuated all of their farm animals

* 140 horses have been rescued from the Monte Verde Ranch

* Cesar Millan’s sanctuary has rescued 11 giant tortoises, 12 goats & mini horses, and 60 sheep.

* Shambala, Tippi Hedren’s sanctuary has been saved along with their 40 big cats

* Linda Blair’s WorldHeart Foundation has evacuated, all of their dogs are safe. 

 

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 2.53.58 PMPlease Donate:

http://wildlifewaystation.org/

http://www.shambala.org/

http://www.farmsanctuary.org

http://www.lindablairworldheart.org/donate/

http://animaltracksinc.org/

http://deafdogrescueofamerica.org/

Map: Sand Fire evacuation shelters & evacuation areas

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 –Thank you so much for your thoughts and concerns. We’ll continue to update everyone on the fire evacuations for the animals.

*** Please message us with any further updates. WorldAnimalNewsDisasterRelief@gmail.com

Wildfire Preparedness Tips:

       Pets: 

Plan ahead. Know where you will take or leave your pets. In case you are not home when disaster strikes, arrange in advance for a neighbor to check on or transport your pets. Make sure your neighbors have your contact numbers (cell phone, work, home, etc.). In the event of evacuation pets may not be allowed inside human emergency shelters – have an alternate prearranged location to take your animals.

▪ Make sure your pets are always wearing properly fitted collars with personal identification, rabies and license tags.

▪ Each animal should have it’s own pet carrier. Birds, rodents and reptiles should be transported in cages. Cover cages with a light sheet or cloth to minimize their fear.

▪ Store vaccination/medical records, veterinary contact information, proof of ownership, a current photo, and a Disaster Preparedness Kit in one location.

Pet Disaster Preparedness Kit:

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 3.45.08 PM▪ Pet carrier for each pet

▪ Two week supply of food and water

▪ Non-spill food and water bowls

▪ Pet first-aid kit

▪ Medications and dosing instructions

▪ Cat litter box and litter

▪ Plastic bags for waste disposal

▪ Paper towels

▪ Disinfectants

▪ Leashes/collars/harnesses

▪ Blankets

▪ Toys and treats

▪ Newspaper If You Must Leave Your Pet

-DO NOT TIE UP YOUR PETS OR LEAVE THEM BEHIND 

Livestock:

▪ Clear defensible space around your barns, pastures and property just as you do your home. 

▪ Plan ahead, know where you would evacuate the animals. Contact your local fairgrounds, stockyards, equestrian centers, friends etc. about their policies and ability to take livestock temporarily in an emergency. Have several evacuation routes in mind. If you don’t have your own truck and trailer, make arrangements with local companies or neighbors before disaster strikes. Make sure your neighbors have your contact numbers (cell phone, work, home, etc.).

▪ Have vaccination/ medical records, registration papers and photographs of your animals (proof of ownership) and your Disaster Preparedness Kit.

▪ Do not wait until the last minute to start evacuating!

Horses & Livestock Disaster Preparedness Kit:

▪ Hay, feed and water for three days

▪ Non-nylon leads and halters

▪ First aid items

▪ Wire cutters and a sharp knife

▪ Hoof pick

▪ Leg wraps

▪ Shovel

▪ Water buckets

▪ Plastic trash barrel with a lid

▪ Portable radio and extra batteries

▪ Flashlights

During a fire, local animal rescue organizations work with law enforcement and fire departments to rescue as many animals as they can. In battling a wildfire, firefighters will do what they can but they are not responsible for evacuating your livestock. Firefighters may cut fences or open gates to free trapped animals.

Tips for how to protect your home: 

  • Set aside a few household items that can be used as fire tools. These tools could consist of rakes, axes, hand saws, chainsaws, buckets, and shovels, which are all good to keep handy to defend your home against an approaching wildfire. Remember to keep an extra-long hose easily accessible as well. It is always better to be safe than sorry because it is possible that you will need to put out a small fire before emergency responders arrive.

  • Plan your escape route ahead of time. A fire can approach quickly. As you and your family plan a wildfire evacuation route in the case of a wildfire, remember to keep a few things in mind:

  • – Plan and practice two ways out of your neighborhood in case your primary route is blocked.

    – Select a place for family members to meet outside of your neighborhood in case you cannot get home or need to evacuate.

    – Identify someone who is out of the area to contact if phone lines are not working.

    Download the Red Cross Wildfire App and other Red Cross Apps Here

    Be Prepared!

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