Four animal evacuation/ transportation trailers were recently received by the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC).
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The Animal Care Foundations donated the trailers by a life insurance bequest. The ACF used the bequest along with additional funds to purchase the trailers.
The new trailers will enhance the Department’s ability to shelter evacuated animals and transport dogs and cats in a variety of scenarios including emergency evacuations, off-site adoption events, and spay/neuter programs. Each trailer can transport between 30-45 animals.
Two trailers are 24 feet in length and each has a multi-purpose room that can be used for veterinary exams, adoption introductions, vaccine and microchip clinics, or other activities. The remaining two trailers are 16 feet in length and provide additional animal housing.
All of the trailers are heated and air conditioned, providing the animals with safe, temperature controlled environments during weather extremes.
The trailers are powered with solar panels and generators and can stand alone as temporary shelter during emergencies, providing the ability to co-locate pets alongside their owners at evacuation centers.
This will provide greater peace of mind to owners, as well as reduce the stress level of the animals during emergencies.
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Source: Santa Clarita News