Pasadena SPCA: We’re ready for evacuees

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Though no evacuations have been ordered yet, Pasadena Human Society and SPCA is prepared for an influx of pet evacuees should the order come, a spokesman for the Pasadena SPCA said early Monday afternoon.

“We’re on alert for evacuations and we’ll be ready to go when we’re given notice by the [Crescenta Valley] Sheriff’s Station or Glendale PD, “said Ricky Whitman, vice president of community resources for the Pasadena SPCA.  “We’ve been waiting since the weekend. We’re hoping this rain passes with no major events, but we’re prepared either way.”

Whitman added that during the Station fire in late August the SPCA was alerted by the Los Angeles County Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station of the evacuations and promptly set up a receiving tent at La Cañada High School.

“We’ll always have room,” Whitman said.  “We’ll work with other centers and rescue agencies to make sure evacuees have room. We’re very flexible.”

During the Station fire, the Pasadena SPCA also worked with animal rescue agencies in Glendale and Burbank.

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Written by Seth Amitin

December 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

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