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Animal Assistance

Animal Assistance

Evacuated & Sheltered Animals During Thomas Fire:

About 1,600 animals were sheltered in Santa Barbara as a result of the Thomas Fire, including a chinchilla, horses, mini horses, goats, llamas and alpacas, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, guinea pigs, a water monitor, and two reindeer. If you have questions, contact Santa Barbara County Animal Services at (805) 681-4332 or the appropriate agency listed below. We would like to thank and recognize the efforts of these groups for their assistance and boundless love and care for the animals.

Santa Barbara Humane Society: (805) 964-4777,

Santa Barbara County Animal Services: Hotline: (805) 681-4332,
Goleta: 5473 Overpass Rd., Goleta 93111, (805) 681-5285
Lompoc: 1501 West Central Ave., Lompoc 93436, (805) 737-7755

Earl Warren Show Grounds: (805) 687-0766, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara 93105

California Department of Fish & Wildlife ( ):

The Mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.

Services CDFW Does NOT Provide 
CDFW does not remove small backyard wildlife such as opossums under houses, squirrels in attics, raccoons in the walls or rattlesnakes in your garage, etc. You may contact a pest management company for assistance. They also do not remove predators or destructive wildlife, but will issue a depredation permit. Domestic animals such as livestock, wild dogs or feral cats are under the jurisdiction of local government. Call Santa Barbara County Animal Services (listed above) for information and assistance. CDFW does not handle insect and arachnid problems. You may contact a pest management company for assistance.

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