Animal Resources

Animal Evacuations & Shelters

Offers help for residents forced to evacuate by providing temporary shelter for animals, domestic pets, and livestock. Also provides coordinated assistance for emergency animal retrieval from evacuated areas when animal owners are not at home. Post disaster assistance with reuniting pets to owners, animal care kits for the return to home, and information about animal health services. 

Hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week during a disaster. Call: 530-895-0000 

521 Cal Oak Road in Oroville is operating as a small animal shelter. This location is operating from 8am-6pm.

Please note: The county continues to urge evacuees place pets with friends and family when possible. Residents are encouraged to reach out to friends and family for assistance while small animal sheltering resources have reached capacity and the county is working to identify new resources.  

Old County Hospital, located at 2279 Del Oro and Mono Ste E. in Orovilleo is operating as a small animal shelter. This location is operating from 8am-6pm.

Please note: The county continues to urge evacuees place pets with friends and family when possible. Residents are encouraged to reach out to friends and family for assistance while small animal sheltering resources have reached capacity and the county is working to identify new resources.  

The Gridley Fairgrounds located at 199 E. Hazel Street in Gridley, were previously operating as a small animal shelter. The Gridley Fairgrounds animal shelter is now closed, and will not be accepting any animals. 

Camelot Equestrian Park, located at 1985 Clark Road in Paradise is operating as a large animal shelter. Camelot Equestrian Park is operating from 8am-6pm. 

Durham Community Park, located at 1847 Durham-Dayton Hwy in Durham was previously operating as a large animal shelter. Durham Community Park is no longer offering shelter. 

Butte County – On October 1st, 2020 Butte County officials confirmed seven canine parvovirus cases in emergency shelter; animals are currently being isolated and given top treatment.

Full press release: https://twitter.com/CountyofButte/status/1311814783897804800

Butte County – Since September 9th, Butte County Animal Control and North Valley Animal Disaster Group has sheltered over 590 large and small animals and provided care for over 1000 animals that have been sheltered-in-place that were directly affected by the North Complex Fire.
As residents have been able to return to their homes or settle into alternative living spaces, many of the animals have been reclaimed; however, at the present time, 300 remain sheltered. Butte County Animal Control is urging residents to check the Pet Harbor Website frequently to see if their missing pet might be one of the unclaimed pets currently being sheltered. Residents can email reunification@nvdag.org or call 530-895-0000 to reclaim their pet.
Animal Control will be reaching out to the owners of the pets that have identified owners but remain in the shelter to advise them that the shelter will be closed on October 23rd, 2020 and request that they take possession and responsibility for their pets. Evacuees whose property is unaffected are asked to pick up their animals immediately. Evacuees who are unable to care for their animals are encouraged to check with friends or family who may be available to foster them. Our animal reunification team will work with owners and may have some supplies available to support animals with their owners during this transition. If evacuees are not able to identify any care options for their animals, they are asked to contact the shelter and surrender them so they may be adopted. While this is an incredibly difficult decision to make, allowing animals to be adopted as a last resort will ensure the optimal health for these beloved animals.
If owners are able to pick up their animals, they should bring a photo ID and the pink copy of the animal intake form.
Beginning October 16th, any remaining unclaimed animals will begin going through the process of health exams, spaying and neutering and be placed with adoption partners that can unite these pets with their “forever” homes.
“While these animals have received excellent basic care over the last few weeks, they deserve a safe and loving home for a healthy future”, stated Ryan Soulsby, Butte County Animal Control Program Manager.
Animal Shelters are operating between the hours of 8am-6pm at the following locations:
Large Animal Shelter-
Camelot Equestrian Park – 1985 Clark Road, Paradise
Small Animal Shelters-
2279 Del Oro and Mono Ste. E, Oroville
521 Cal Oak Rd., Oroville

Animal Reunification

Offers website where photos and identifying information on all unclaimed animals rescued from the North Complex Fire can be found online here: https://phshelter.com/event/northcomplex. This site will be updated often so please check back to view new images.


If you think that an animal on the site is yours, please email reunification@nvadg.org with the following information:
-Name and contact number
-Address (or address where the animal was prior to the fire)
-Animal ID as seen on website
-All identifying marks on the animal that are unique to him/her (for example: species, spots, extra toe, long hair, color, size, behavior)
-Attach a picture of you with your pet from before the fire

For those who do not have access to the internet, the NVADG Hotline 530- 895-0000 is available and they will connect with the Reunification Team.


Due to COVID-19 public health restrictions and safety concerns, NVADG is not able to offer public hours at the temporary shelters for viewing of unclaimed animals. The Reunification Team will set a special appointment to view an animal once the information above is collected.

Providing an online form for individuals to submit a lost pet notice on the PetHarbor website. The form is available here: bit.ly/3jrM4MI

If a survivor is returning to their property and recover a deceased wild animal, agricultural animal, or domestic pet, they can call 530-879-0000, or email reunification@nvadg.org for small animals (cats and dogs) or email largerecovery@buttecounty.net for large animals (cattle and horses). This service is available free of charge. 

If you discover any injured wildlife, please contact the veterinarians on call with the Wildlife Disaster Network at (800) 942-6459.

Please be aware, this group is not a nonprofit organization or organized by a single entity and caution is advised when giving out personal information. These are listed as potential networking opportunities for survivors to connect with those providing information or help.

This public Facebook group is for posting Bear Fire 2020 Lost Animals only. There is a separate group for found animals. Those searching form lost animals are asked to remember to post as much info as possible (Species, gender, breed, location)

Online: https://bit.ly/3iG2n8t

Please be aware, this group is not a nonprofit organization or organized by a single entity and caution is advised when giving out personal information. These are listed as potential networking opportunities for survivors to connect with those providing information or help.

This public Facebook group is for posting Bear Fire found Animals only. There is a separate group for lost animals.

Online: https://bit.ly/2Fv8YnV

Butte County – Since September 9th, Butte County Animal Control and North Valley Animal Disaster Group has sheltered over 590 large and small animals and provided care for over 1000 animals that have been sheltered-in-place that were directly affected by the North Complex Fire.
As residents have been able to return to their homes or settle into alternative living spaces, many of the animals have been reclaimed; however, at the present time, 300 remain sheltered. Butte County Animal Control is urging residents to check the Pet Harbor Website frequently to see if their missing pet might be one of the unclaimed pets currently being sheltered. Residents can email reunification@nvdag.org or call 530-895-0000 to reclaim their pet.
Animal Control will be reaching out to the owners of the pets that have identified owners but remain in the shelter to advise them that the shelter will be closed on October 23rd, 2020 and request that they take possession and responsibility for their pets. Evacuees whose property is unaffected are asked to pick up their animals immediately. Evacuees who are unable to care for their animals are encouraged to check with friends or family who may be available to foster them. Our animal reunification team will work with owners and may have some supplies available to support animals with their owners during this transition. If evacuees are not able to identify any care options for their animals, they are asked to contact the shelter and surrender them so they may be adopted. While this is an incredibly difficult decision to make, allowing animals to be adopted as a last resort will ensure the optimal health for these beloved animals.
If owners are able to pick up their animals, they should bring a photo ID and the pink copy of the animal intake form.
Beginning October 16th, any remaining unclaimed animals will begin going through the process of health exams, spaying and neutering and be placed with adoption partners that can unite these pets with their “forever” homes.
“While these animals have received excellent basic care over the last few weeks, they deserve a safe and loving home for a healthy future”, stated Ryan Soulsby, Butte County Animal Control Program Manager.
Animal Shelters are operating between the hours of 8am-6pm at the following locations:
Large Animal Shelter-
Camelot Equestrian Park – 1985 Clark Road, Paradise
Small Animal Shelters-
2279 Del Oro and Mono Ste. E, Oroville
521 Cal Oak Rd., Oroville

Animal Supplies / Resources

The Oroville Hope Center, located at 1950 Kitrick Ave., is offering free pet supplies for pets impacted by the Bear Fire at the Hope Center. Hours to pick up items are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.