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SQF Complex

Unit Information

Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

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Incident Contacts

East Castle Zone
Email: sqfcomplex2020@gmail.com
Phone: 559-697-5148
Hours: Daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

West Castle Zone (General)
Phone: 916-618-3195
Hours: staffed 24 hours

West Castle Zone (Media)
Phone: 559-635-8206
Hours: staffed 24 hours

Alicia Embrey
Email: alicia.embrey@usda.gov
Phone: 559-339-4063
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tulare Animal Services Announces Care Coordination for Animals Left Behind

SQF Complex Wildfire
Announcements – 9/16/2020

For Immediate Release

Date: September 16, 2020

TULARE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES CARE COORDINATION FOR ANIMALS LEFT BEHIND IN THE SQF COMPLEX FIRE

VISALIA, CA – Tulare County Animal Services has announced a new effort to care for animals, domestic and livestock, who were either left behind during the evacuation or are currently missing due to the SQF Complex.

If community members have had to evacuate a property as a result of the SQF Complex Fire and had to leave animals behind, please fill out this form and Tulare County Animal Services will contact you between the hours of 8:00 AM-8:00 PM to coordinate care for your animals.

If it is not safe to return to your address, Animal Services will try and shelter in place for the animals and you will be kept on their list to follow up as soon as it is safe to do so.

For those who are evacuating your own livestock, you may transport to Woodlake Fair/Rodeo grounds, located at 19400 Avenue 398, and the Porterville Fairgrounds at 2700 Teapot Dome Ave. Each location will be open until 8:00 p.m.

Smaller domestic animals that are being evacuated by owner can be sheltered at the Tulare County Animal Shelter. Staff are at the shelter at 14131 Ave. 256 in Visalia for intake from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. For information about sheltering your small domestic animals, call Animal Services Manager Cassandra Heffington at (559) 679-6222.

Tulare County Animal Services Link: Tulare County Animal Services Link  https://bit.ly/3c59Mvq