Was Your Cat, Dog, or Other Animal Killed or Injured in the California or Oregon Wildfires? Let Us Know.

If your cat, dog, or other animal companion was killed in the El Dorado or Dolan fires in California or the Almeda or Sweet Creek Milepost 2 fires in Oregon or was injured and required veterinary treatment, we want to hear from you. We believe the arsonists who allegedly caused or contributed to the fires should be held responsible for your heartbreaking loss or the costs of veterinary care. Please contact us by using the form below:

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Residents in areas affected by smoke and falling ash should keep animals indoors and avoid all outdoor activities, such as running with dogs. If visibility is less than 5 miles, smoke has compromised the air quality and reached unsafe levels. Anyone who sees animals in distress and is unable to help should note their locations and alert authorities immediately.

Trapped horses and other animals can’t outrun wildfires. They should never be locked in their stalls or confined in any way, unable to flee.

PETA has released a wildfire-preparedness public service announcement featuring Dean Winters. Make plans to ensure the safety of animal companions in advance of trouble in order to avoid being caught unprepared. PETA offers a video about keeping animal companions safe during fires.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind