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Sonoma County Fairgrounds Shelter

Animal Evacuation

Disaster Assistance Information

Residents of Sonoma County who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires can now register for assistance with FEMA by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov or calling 800-621-3362. Please see the link below for more information about the application process:

FEMA News Release & Fact Sheet 10/13/17

Shelter & Evacuation Information

In the event of an evacuation, please call (707) 545-4200 for additional information.
Evening and weekend alternate contacts:

  • Cliff Sanders: (707) 529-8464
  • Robert Garcia: (707) 293-8408
  • Jason Cavanaugh: (707) 547-7343

For animal evacuation information, please use the links below:

Emergency Evacuation Information Package

Animal Care Checklist

Large animals should be brought into the Fairgrounds through Gate 7 off of Aston Ave. Those seeking shelter with small animals may come to the Fairgrounds by parking in the Brookwood parking lot and walking across through the Brookwood gates. From there you will go to Finley Hall. You MUST stay with your pets. All others seeking shelter should check in at the Grace Pavilion.


  • Make sure animals have halters, lead ropes and water buckets.
  • Make sure animals are identified. If your animal does not have their name on its halter, put duct tape on it with its name and your phone number or write your phone number on the animal.
  • If you have time, please load some feed on your trailers. While you may have feed delivered to the Fairgrounds, its delivery can be delayed if roads and highways are closed.
  • Pack general first aid supplies, such as antiseptic ointments and bandaging materials.

When your animals arrive at our facility, the driver of each vehicle hauling will be required to fill out an Emergency Evacuation Information package and Animal Care Check List form for each animal. In order to save valuable time we recommend you print these forms and fill in your information before your animals are evacuated. These forms include a map of the Fairgrounds.

Our staff and volunteers will do their best to get the trailers into the barn areas quickly and get the animals unloaded and into stalls. Passenger vehicles may be diverted to park other areas. This will be done to facilitate the sheltering of your animals so trailers and vans may leave as quickly as possible to pick up more animals.

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