Pets Lifeline is finally back at our locaton and cleaning up from the fires. We returned to the shelter with power on Tuesday October 17th and are slowly getting back into the groove. We are busy cleaning and preparing to take in cats and dogs in need.
Thank you for all the support and help we have received. There is still a lot of work to be done and the most helpful contribution is to donate funds so that we can be there for all those in need.
Huge shout outs to our first responders and devoted staff and friends who came to our rescue when things got rough.
Nancy King, CEO/Executive Director
FOUND: If you have found dogs or cats in Sonoma Valley, please let us know. We are open and available to take in animals and have resources to try to find their owners.
LOST: If you have lost an animal in Sonoma Valley, please call us to file a lost pet report and click below to upload to a central database on the Sonoma Humane website: LOST PET REPORT
Below are the best sites to look for a lost animal in Sonoma Valley:
PLEASE BE SAFE!
If you come across a lost or injured animal, please take caution. If you feel it may be a dangerous situation, please call Sonoma County Animal Care and Control at 707.565.7100.
If you are in the City of Sonoma – call 707.996.3602
19686 Eighth Street East (10a - 5p)
Springs Fire Relief Pantry
@ Vineyard Shopping Center (Hwy 12 @ Verano) (9a - 12p & 4p - 7p)
TEMPORARY BOARDING FOR DOGS FROM COMPASSION WITHOUT BORDERS
CWOB is offering free boarding to dogs belonging to families in Sonoma County who lost their homes in the fire. They will offer free boarding for up to one month. Call or email them for more information.
Main office: 707.474.3345 Online: https://cwob.org/fire-form.html
YOUR PET'S MICROCHIP!
Keeping Your Pet’s Microchip Information Up-To-Date is Essential.
If you do NOT have your pet microchipped, Pet Lifeline can help you with that.
Call Pets Lifeline to find out how...it's quick, easy and very inexpensive: 707.996.4577.
If you are not sure if you're microchip is up to date, here are some tips:
Here are the major microchip companies and contact info.
Home Again: 1-888-HOMEAGAIN (1-888-466-3242)
Pet Link: 1-877-PETLINK (1-877-738-5465)
If you don't know what company your microchip is with, check your adoption documents or with the veterinarian who chipped your pet.
Microchipping. A microchip for your pet can mean the difference between lost and found. Although tags and collars are important, they can tear or slip off. With microchipping, a veterinarian injects a tiny computer chip—about the size of a grain of rice—just under your pet's skin, between the shoulder blades.
Here are a few tips we offered to pet owners returning to their homes after the October 2017 fires. They may be useful during similar crises in the future.
Take your dog for short walks only.
Human masks (N95 rated) can be used if your dog will tolerate.
Please provide plenty of water and monitor intake.
Be careful where you are walking if you are returning to a burn area.
When returning from walking your dog, wipe down their face and
paws with a DAMP cloth to remove ash.
Keep your cats inside if possible. If they have to go outside, try to
monitor the amount of time they spend outdoors.
Please make sure they have plenty of water.
Check their paws when they come in.
Here is a helpful document for
how to transition your cat to new temporary housing: