Animal Disaster Evacuation


Evacuations are frightening. Having to leave your home and possessions when they are threatened, not knowing what will happen, when you will get to return and what condition it will be in when you do return. There are a lot of unknowns in a stressful situation.

If you live in an area that could be evacuated due to any potential emergency you can prepare and organize. An “Evacuation Checklist” should include:

  • Critical medications.
  • Important personal papers, photos.
  • Essential valuables.
  • Pet and livestock transport, limited amount of pet food.
  • Change of clothing, toiletries.
  • Cell phone.
  • Critical papers and effects in a fireproof safe.
  • An Evacuation Route Map with at least two routes.
  • Drive your planned escape route before the emergency. Law enforcement may alter escape routes during an emergency.

You must take the initiative during an emergency to stay informed. Listen to your radio or TV. The Ventura County Fire Dept. website will also post updated evacuation information. When an evacuation is possible:

  • Use an “Evacuation Checklist” to assemble your items and place them in your vehicle.

  • Park your car facing out and carry your keys with you.

  • Keep your pets nearby.

  • Prepare farm animals for transport.

  • Remove flammables from around your home.

  • Wear 100% cotton clothing- long pants, long sleeve shirt, heavy shoes/boots, cap, dry bandanna to cover face, goggles or glasses.

Law enforcement will normally conduct evacuations. For your safety, please follow their directions promptly. Every effort will be made to keep you informed during the evacuation process. Check the California Fire Department's animal evacuation page.

Health Care Agency
5851 Thille Street
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036