BRING YOUR ANIMALS TO THE ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTER OR CALL IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE We help with animals Large or Small If you are having an emergency call 911 or Nevada County Dispatch 530-265-7880 For general information about NCVDRT, please call 530-477-6506
* To assist in the safe and prompt evacuation of domestic and farm animals in a disaster area.
* To allow human refugees a comfortable stay at an evacuation center by providing a safe shelter for their pets.
* To provide a clean shelter, proper feed and routine care to as many affected animals as possible.
* To provide reasonable identification of each animal at the time of entry to our facility.
* To provide basic emergency medical care to injured animals in a disaster.
* To provide medication to displaced animals with chronic health conditions and to isolate animals suspected of having a communicable disease.
* To allow owners to visit their own animals during an incident without compromising the security of the facility.
* To coordinate with other agencies.
* To return each and every animal(s) to the rightful owner at the conclusion of the evacuation.
* To locate potential sources of feed, medications and other supplies that are needed.
* To have leadership, chain of command and trained crews to respond to the incident.
* To develop the communications network that will function among our own units and interface with other agencies.
* To plan appropriate interaction with other agencies from outside our county when their support becomes available to us.
* To have Memos Of Understanding with other local disaster response agencies, including Animal Control, OES, CDF, Sheriff, Agriculture Commissioner, Red Cross, Salvation Army, County Medical officer, Fair Grounds Management, Radio Stations, Board of Supervisors, hospitals and private facility managers.
* To insure the agency can function without outside assistance for the first 48 hours of an incident.
* To prevent the theft of all animals. To reduce the stress of animals in our care.
* We will exclude the general public from our animal holding areas to ensure the safety of all.