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Help needed for CAMP FIRE in Butte County CA. Visit NVADG.ORG for more information

Emergency Assistance
Recovery: Moving Forward

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The HALTER Project provides first responders and their communities with information and resources for animal emergencies. In any situation: road accident, fire, flood, earthquake, landslide, or pasture, the best outcome for animals and humans is achieved through teamwork between trained first responders, veterinarians, and animal owners working safely together.

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To help relief and recovery to communities affected by floods or fire, see links below. The HALTER Project supports efforts aiding animal disaster rescue & sheltering, veterinary response teams, and recovery programs for farmers & ranchers.

Ways to Help

CAMP FIRE, Butte County, CA
North Valley Animal Disaster Group, (NVADG), is providing emergency animal sheltering and, where and when allowed, will evacuate and/or care for animals in evacuation areas.  

Animal shelters will be established at:
Small Animal Shelter: 2279 Del Oro Avenue, Oroville.  Off Nelson near the County Center and Highway 70. 
Small Animal Shelter 150 Airpark Dr, Chico at the Chico Airport
Large Animals should be taken to the Rolling Hills Casino Equestrian Center off Highway 5 in Corning

If you want to donate to NVADG, please consider a cash donation. It gives us the flexibility we need and we will definitely need it!  Donate on NVADG's website or send a check to NVADG, PO Box 441, Chico, CA  95927. 

Due to the enormity of the situation, temporary volunteers are being processed through You must be cleared through Caring Choices to volunteer at a shelter.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to work in a NVADG shelter.

For more information:
Visit our How to Help page to find out how you can support local fire and first responders and donate to relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by floods or fire. HALTER Project supports efforts aiding animal disaster rescue & sheltering, veterinary response teams, and recovery programs for farmers & ranchers.

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The HALTER Project supports local fire protection, Animal & Emergency Services, and community groups, to bring needed information and training resources to rural residents.

HALTER helps the whole community improve outcomes for animals in emergencies and disasters by encouraging local agencies, businesses, non-profits, faith-based and neighborhood groups to communicate and collaborate.


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Check the HALTER Trainings & Scholarships page for upcoming trainings, Awareness Classes, and other education opportunities for first responders seeking to add Animal Technical Rescue to their toolkit.

Community groups and individuals interested in becoming Animal Disaster Service Workers (ADSW) can find useful information about the process and resources.