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Shelters open for Thomas Fire evacuees & animals

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As the Thomas Fire continues to rage in Ventura County and now burn into southern Santa Barbara County, thousands of people are forced to pack up and leave their homes. 

Numerous shelters have been set up for people, pets and large animals in the wake of the devastating fire. 

Shelters have opened at the following locations: 

  • City of Ventura - Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building (Red Cross - Includes an Animal Shelter for all types of animals)  – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA
  • City of Ojai - Nordhoff High School (Red Cross) - 1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA
  • City of Fillmore - Veteran's Memorial Building (Red Cross) - 511 2nd Street, Fillmore, CA
  • City of Oxnard - Oxnard College Gymnasium (Red Cross) - 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA Open at 7:00 a.m.
  • City of Santa Paula - Santa Paula Community Center  (City of SP run shelter) 530 W Main St, Santa Paula, CA - Open at 8:00 a.m.
  • UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Multi Activity Center - Includes an Animal Shelter for small animals - preferably in crates, 516 Ocean Road, Santa Barbara, CA 

For animals evacuations: 

  • Large animals may be taken to Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93015. Phone: (805) 687-0766
  • Small animals may be taken to Santa Barbara Humane Society, 5399 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 
  • For questions and help with evacuating animals, call 866-EVRT911 (866-387-8911). 
  • Ventura County Animal Services - accepting all animals impacted by the fire. 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. General Line: (805) 388-4341. Emergency Line: (866) 387-8911
  • Ventura County Humane Society - call ahead to make sure they can accept your pet. (805) 646-6505
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds - Garden Street Entrance. William Chark Pavillion.

Ventura County Animals Services is accepting donations to help care for animals evacuated by the Thomas Fire. 

Click here to see the organization's wishlist and sign up to bring supplies. 

Continuing Coverage: Thomas Fire burns 96k acres, Goleta Union School District cancels classes

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