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
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.
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.