Animal Evacuation Information

Residents with domestic animals and livestock threatened by the various brush fires are being asked to evacuate their homes.

The San Diego Humane Society's Animal Rescue Reserve and the San Diego County Dept. of Animal Services are asking pets be placed in a crate or carrier and to bring any necessary supplies including leashes, food, water and medications.

Many Red Cross evacuation centers are accepting pets in carriers. The following centers are taking pets and can provide supplies:

  • Qualcomm Stadium (9449 Friars Road)
  • Mira Mesa High School (10510 Reagan Road)

    The following large animals or livestock sites are no longer accepting animals:

  • Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds

    If you have animals or livestock that you cannot evacuate yourself or that need to be rescued, call 619-236-4250 and press "1" for emergency services.

    If you have a stable or other areas that are safe and can house a number of large animals and livestock that need to be evacuated, please call the San Diego Humane Society at (619) 299-7012. SDHS is also in need of portable livestock panels for temporary corrals. If you have these available for use, please call (619) 299-7012.

    Anyone with an available horse trailer please call the San Diego Animal Support Foundation immediately at 619-847-8755.

    Volunteers and supplies are not needed at this time, but the San Diego Humane Society is keeping a list of names for people interested in helping. If you would like to help, you can donate online at or call (619) 299-7012.