FIRE RELATED STORY: Evacuation Center for Animals at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch

September 8, 2013 22:00 pm · 8 comments

The following information is from Robert Williamson, CEO, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds:

Due to the mandatory evacuation of homes caused by the fire burning near Mt. Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds has been set up as an evacuation center for horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats.

The Fairgrounds are open and equipped to handle large and small livestock brought to the Fairgrounds throughout the night. The barns and pens have been set up, and water is available for the animals. Buckets have been donated by Home Depot of Brentwood Lone Tree.

Animals are expected to arrive within the next few hours, and the Fairgrounds will continue to receive and house the livestock as long as needed.

Residents with livestock who are impacted by the Mt. Diablo fire in the event of an evacuation, or need to remove livestock to a safer location, are encouraged to utilize the Fairgrounds.

For further information about bringing your livestock to the Fairgrounds, please call the Fairgrounds Office at (925) 757-4400.

{ 8 comments }

1 KMS September 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

We are equipped and ready to go at Walnut Creek Equestrian center. North San Carlos – go to Heather Farms and follow the road to the end. We are here…… Call if you need to 925-876-8230

2 KMS September 8, 2013 at 11:42 PM

We are here and ready to go at Walnut Creek Equestrian center. North San Carlos – go to Heather Farms and follow the road to the end. We are here…… Call if you need to 925-876-8230

3 dasc September 9, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Oh thank God there are places for all the creatures. What a relief.

4 Kim Clevenger September 9, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Is there a website where people can donate in order to feed the livestock? I know that where my ranch is located, it’s almost $19 a bale just for orchard grass. My heart goes out to the animal owners that are separated from their “flock”.

5 Chester E. Kitty September 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM

So cool that the fairgrounds are doing this! Thank you!!!!

6 Elouise September 9, 2013 at 11:57 AM

It’s so great that everyone can band together at a time like this. This is absolutely wonderful Claycord Community!

7 Charlie fiscus September 9, 2013 at 12:19 PM

If there is any more needs to help and aid in the relief efforts please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself. We would like to assist in every way possible and give back to the community.

Charlie Fiscus
General store manager
Brentwood Home Depot
925 513 6060

8 Palermo September 9, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Really good of people and also Home Depot!

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