County receives new animal rescue trailers

DACC animal trailers

CASTAIC – The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) has recently received four animal evacuation/transportation trailers.

The trailers were donated on behalf of the Animal Care Foundation (ACF), made possible by a life insurance bequest. The ACF earmarked the bequest, along with additional funds in order to purchase these trailers.

These new trailers will greatly enhance the Department’s ability to shelter evacuated animals and transport dogs and cats in a variety of scenarios. These situations include emergency evacuation, off-site adoption events, and spay/neuter programs.

Each trailer is capable of transporting approximately 30 to 45 animals.

Two trailers are 24 feet in length and each has a multi-purpose room that can be used for veterinary exams, adoption introductions, vaccine and microchip clinics, or other activities. The remaining two trailers are 16 feet in length and provide additional animal housing.

All of the trailers are heated and air conditioned, providing the animals with safe, temperature controlled environments during weather extremes. The trailers are powered with solar panels and generators and can stand alone as temporary shelter during emergencies, providing the ability to co-locate pets alongside their owners at evacuation centers.

This will provide greater peace of mind to owners, as well as reduce the stress level of the animals during emergencies.

(Information via press release from the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control.)