Pasadena animal shelter activates emergency services for animals affected by wind damage

Six dogs have been dropped off at the Pasadena Humane Society so far after strong winds Wednesday night made their properties unsafe, officials said.

The animal shelter, which also provides animal control services for Glendale, activated emergency services today and has begun taking in animals that need protection during the wind storm, spokeswoman Ricky Whitman said.

Animal control workers are also fielding calls about injured birds and peacocks falling out of trees, she added.

“It’s not just the dogs and cats, it’s also the wildlife,” Whitman said.

While no animals were injured at the shelter during the storm, Whitman said trees toppled outside the facility on the 300 block of South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena.

The kennels were littered with leaves and debris from nearby trees, she added.

In addition to a dedicated room of kennels for wind storm drop-offs, the shelter is also waiving any fees for cats and dogs that were lost and found during the event.

Animal crates were also being offered for rent to residents whose fences or enclosures were destroyed.

A low-cost vaccination clinic scheduled at 6 p.m. today at the shelter has also been cancelled.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

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