The Shelter provides a crucial service to the community by responding to emergency situations such as wildfires and floods where animals may be in precarious or dangerous situations. We provide emergency shelter for animals that cannot be taken with their owners during such emergencies.
Coconino County has an excellent system for sending emergency alerts related to wildfires, floods, or other emergencies happening in our area that may affect you. It is highly recommended that you sign up for your up-to-date emergency notifications that may affect your home, pets and family.
To sign up for the County’s emergency alerts, click here.
We strongly recommend having a “Go Bag” prepared not only for you, but also for your pets. This means that if you have to leave your home suddenly or unexpectedly due to an evacuation or natural disaster, you will have everything you need for your pet in one place.
Plan ahead for the possibility that you will not be able to return home to get your pets. Have a backup plan that includes a friend, family member, or neighbor being able to help you evacuate your pets.
The ASPCA recommends having the following in your go bag:
- Pet first aid kit
- Canned/dry food (7+ days’ worth) and collapsible feeding bowls
- Bottled water (3-7 days’ worth)
- Spare collar/harness with ID tag, rabies tag, and a leash
- Folding crate or pet carrier
- Blanket or bedding
- Photocopy and/or USB drive of health records and your vet’s contact info. It’s also a smart idea to have current photos of your pets in case you get separated.
Want to Help During an Emergency
During an emergency, we rely on community donations and support. Do you want to help animals and families in need during a crisis? Fill out our form and we will attempt to match your available resources with our current needs.