FRENCH FIRE # Kern County
CCADT is assisting Kern County Animal Services with displaced animals due to the French Fire. There is a small emergency animal shelter co-located at the Red Cross shelter:
Woodrow Wallace Elementary School. 3240 Erskine Creek Road, Lake Isabella, CA.
If you need assistance with evacuating your animals, contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office Dispatch: 661-861-3110. They will put you in contact with Kern County Animal Services. Please do not leave a message from this website. Thank you!
If you are a resident of Fresno, Madera or Mariposa counties - and need help with animal evacuation or shelter-in-place care, please follow the instructions listed below. For Kings, Tulare and Kern Counties, contact your local animal services agency first or text us at our evacuation hotline number.
Madera County: There are several options:
1. Call the county 311 service line. Live operators are available from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. After 5 p.m., call 559-675-7769.
2. Text to number: 833-545-0636. Text EVAC and it will send you to a form to fill out for assistance.
3. Go to website link: https://www.maderacounty.com/government/animal-services. Click on the menu option "Disaster Preparedness". It will take you to "Forms & Information". There is an Evacuation and a Shelter-In-Place animal care form. Click on Submit. If using a cell phone, click on "Jump To Subpages" for menu options.
Mariposa County: Call the Sheriff's Office / Animal Services at (209) 966-3615.
CCADT IS NAMED “NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR” IN STATE’S 8TH SENATE DISTRICT!
Nonprofit Honored By Senator Andreas Borgeas
The Central CA Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) is proud to announce it has been selected as “Nonprofit of the Year” by Senator Andreas Borgeas. CCADT is one of more than one hundred nonprofits that are being honored by their state senators and assemblymembers for their contributions to the communities they serve.
This year the California Legislature declared June 23rd to be California Nonprofits Day. Each year legislators from across California have chosen a Nonprofit of the Year in their district. For a full list of honorees, visit https://calnonprofits.org. #NPY2021
" We are deeply honored to be recognized by Senator Andreas Borgeas as a Nonprofit of the Year. Since 2011, our volunteers have committed themselves to saving our valley's animals during times of crisis. Many people consider their pets to be family members and will risk their lives to save them; therefore, saving animals may also save human lives”. - Naomi Tobias, Founder and CEO.
“The pandemic and shelter-in-place orders of the past year and a half have put nonprofits – usually hidden in plain sight – in the spotlight,” explains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). “California Nonprofit of the Year is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”
According to “Causes Count,” a 2019 report by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest employer by industry in the state, employing more than 1.2 million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate more than $273 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside of California. The unpaid volunteer labor mobilized for nonprofits in service to communities is equivalent to 330,000 full-time jobs every year.
Thank you to all of the CCADT volunteers, community partners and donors for your support throughout these years!