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KCAS offering temporary emergency animal sheltering for those affected by Stagecoach Fire

Displaced pets
Posted at 3:46 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 18:46:34-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Kern County Animal Services is joining the fight against the Stagecoach Fire by offering temporary emergency animal sheltering to those who have been displaced.

"Kern County family, as some of you may know, the Stagecoach Fire is displacing folks and their pets in the Kern River Valley," the shelter said in a Facebook post. "If you reside in the affected area, and are in need of temporary emergency animal sheltering, KCAS has activated the Central California Animal Disaster team."

Since 2013, the Central CA Animal Disaster Team has responded to 32 wildland fires, several flooding issues, and multiple single/multi-family home fires.

As the Stagecoach Fire rampages through the Havilah area, the team will have a shelter set up at the Tehachapi Education Center, located at 126 S. Snyder Ave. in Tehachapi. This is at the corner of Tehachapi Blvd. and Snyder Ave.