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Disaster Relief and Preparedness

A California wildfire at night

A California wildfire at night.

The AHF provides disaster preparedness resources for veterinary personnel as well as valuable Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for animal owners.

California is no stranger to the devastation of earthquakes, wind, floods and fire. Often pets and wildlife suffer during these natural disasters. The Animal Health Foundation (AHF) is "on-call" with professionals who donate time and resources to support rescue efforts.

Disaster Preparedness

Losses following any disaster often have lingering financial and psychological effects. By knowing and following a preparedness plan, you and your animals are better able to survive a disaster. The AHF provides disaster preparedness resources for veterinary personnel as well as valuable disaster preparedness guidelines for animal owners.

Preparedness Guidelines

AHF Supports Relief Organizations
Woman sitting in destroyed home

Earthquakes are common in Southern California and the AHF is here to help.

The AHF often works with other relief organizations to support their efforts to:

  • Provide temporary shelter to cats and dogs
  • Offer medical care to injured animals
  • Provide care and boarding for displaced large animals
  • Provide animal owners with disaster preparedness information

Orange County Animal Care Services has been our most recent recipient of funding for two Disaster Relief trailers. Read more about this donation here.

Disaster Relief Form

Everyone traveling with pets should carry this information sheet in the glove compartment of the vehicle, one in their wallet or purse, and one attached to one of the crates that has been laminated and is visible to anyone who would have to go into your vehicle in the event you were in a collision or other emergency.

Disaster Relief Form