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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thomas Fire - Animals Sheltered

Over 1,500 animals of all kinds have been sheltered locally in Santa Barbara as a result of the
Thomas Fire - even one Chinchilla. Horses, mini horses, goats, llamas and alpacas. Dogs,
cats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, guinea pigs and a water monitor.
Animal shelter locations and totals are as follows:
 Santa Barbara Humane Society: 762 animals (at capacity)
 Santa Barbara County Animal Services Shelter: 65 animals (capacity for more
available)
 Earl Warren Show Grounds: 613 animals (capacity for more available)
 El Capitan Ranch: 73 animals (capacity for more available)
If you have questions about where to shelter your animal or assistance with an evacuation, call
Santa Barbara County Animal Services at (805) 681-4332.

Emergency Alert System:
It is critical that people in Santa Barbara County register to receive emergency alerts. Sign up
at www.AwareAndPrepare.org. If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you.
Stay Connected:
For ongoing updates, go to www.CountyofSB.org, follow @countyofsb on Twitter and
Facebook, or call 2-1-1 from 805 area code, or 800-400-1572 outside of 805.

Contact

Santa Barbara County Joint Information Center
805-696-1188 Media Line Only

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