The Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson (VSCT) is offering free care to dogs and cats injured or displaced from the Monument Fire in the Sierra Vista area. The wild fires displaced domesticated animals, as well as cattle and horses.
The fire in the Huachuca Mountains has spread to more than 29,000 acres, affecting thousands in the area, many of whom evacuated their homes. It is 59 percent contained.
“VSCT’s professional staff is doing all it can to help the people of the Sierra Vista area by providing free feeding, boarding and care to their dogs and cats,” says Dr. Barbara Gores, Dipl. ACVS and founding owner of VSCT. “We will make sure that our veterinary center is available to provide the care and shelter that these animals need while their owners are unable to provide it due to the fire and the tragic displacement it has caused.”
New Frontier Animal Hospital in Sierra Vista is triaging all the animals and is working to identify hundreds of displaced animals. VSCT agreed to help by making room in its 32,000 sq. ft. hospital to house as many displaced animals as possible. The animals can stay at VSCT until family members can return to their home or new place of residence.
Call (520) 795-9955 for more information.