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Community helps support displaced and injured pets during wildfires

'Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much,' says Hospital director Craig Lassen

Posted: Sep 15, 2020 10:10 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2020 12:01 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center says it is at the epicenter of the Southern Oregon fires.

The fires have limited the functionality of local pet rescues and support agencies. Thursday, the specialty center arranged a GoFundMe to help support local agencies, non-profits, and veterinary emergency hospitals.

With help from the community, the Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center has raised over $60,000 so far. 

Staff say the out-pour of support from the community has been overwhelming, and they are grateful to serve. 


Click here to contribute to this GoFundMe.


The Oregon Department of Agriculture has launched an "Animal Tracker" website to help Oregonians looking for animals that they became separated from during the recent fires. Many shelters, private groups, and individuals have reported housing these animals without being able to find an owner.

"While many of these groups are advertising lost animals on their websites or social media it can be difficult for the public to know where to look," ODA said.

Groups caring for animals can email ODA at animaltrack@oda.state.or.us with information and photos that the agency can use to pair them with owners. The database will be continuously updated, so owners of missing animals are encouraged to check back often.

  • Shelter Name & Location
  • Shelter Phone Number
  • Shelter Email Address
  • Location where animal was found (as much detail as known)
  • Species
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Picture(s) of animals
    • Livestock – Left side, Right side, Face/head, any identifying marks (brands, scars, ear tags)
    • Pets – Left side, Right side, face/head, back

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