DART Team responds to Sand Fire in Santa Clarita

Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) ™ is responding to a request to assist Los Angeles County with the evacuation of horses affected by the Santa Clarita Fire.

The spcaLA DART team will deploy this morning from the spcaLA PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center. The team is comprised of spcaLA Humane Officers, shelter staff, veterinary staff, and volunteers highly trained in animal handling and disaster response.

According to reports, about 230 horses have been evacuated thus far. Please go to spcaLA.com to make a donation and support spcaLA’s emergency response efforts.

spcaLA’s DART has deployed to assist people and animals in times of disaster including wildfires in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino Counties and hurricanes Katrina and Ike.

spcaLA encourages Californians to include pets when preparing for disaster by creating a “kit” that includes items like food, medicines, leash, collar, soft muzzle, treats, and first-aid. For a complete list of kit items, please visit www.spcaLA.com.