September 8, 2020 (San Diego’s East County) -- San Diego County Animal Services is working with partner agencies to care for animals whisked away from fire danger. Animal Services staff are providing care and refuge for animals at multiple sites. This video is courtesy of the County, however some information has changed; see below for updates on evacuation of large animals.
For those in need, the Bonita Animal Shelter and the Iron Oak Canyon Ranch site next to Steele Canyon High School in Spring Valley are still accepting evacuated animals; small animals can go to Bonita and large animals can go to the Iron Oak Canyon Ranch site.
In addition, horses should be brought to the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, opened up at the request of Steve Vaus, Poway’s mayor and candidate for County Supervisor.
East County Magazine visited the Iron Oak Canyon Ranch site this afternoon, which had animals ranging from sheep to alpacas. Note: There was no shade over the animal pens, but fortunately the weather today was relatively cool and overcast.
For questions about evacuations, call (619) 236-2341.