UPDATE 6/24/19: AHS’ Disaster Response Team Returns to Phoenix
Despite the Woodbury Fire growing in size, the first responders are doing a remarkable job of protecting structures in the area so that no further evacuations have been required. Our Disaster Response team has returned to Phoenix as Gila County Animal Care & Control continue to care for the pets at the emergency animal shelter located at the Miami Intermediate School. Our team remains in contact with GCACC should any further support be necessary.
We are extremely grateful to the first responders and agencies that are working around the clock to keep people and pets safe during this time. We have been very proud to work alongside Gila County Animal Care and Control and the Red Cross, two partnerships that prove how much stronger we are when we all work together!
UPDATE 6/21/19: AHS’ Disaster Response Team Continuing to Assist
Firefighters are making good strides combating the Woodbury Fire, which remains 42 percent contained. AHS’ Disaster Response team is continuing to assist Gila County Animal Care & Control, providing temporary shelter for three pets currently.
Seven Members of AHS’ Disaster Response Team Were Deployed to the Woodbury Fire on Thursday, June 20.
AHS’ Disaster Response team is offering assistance to Gila County Animal Care & Control.
We have set up a temporary shelter at the Miami Intermediate School near the Red Cross. An evacuation alert was issued for Roosevelt and the Roosevelt Lake area, which could affect several hundred people with an unknown number of pets. So far, Gila County Animal Care and Control has taken in two dogs and one cat.
We will continue to provide updates as available while our Disaster Response team remains on scene.
For those needing emergency assistance, please call 911 immediately. For those affected or displaced by the wildfire and in need of help, visit the American Red Cross at redcross.org/shelter.
- Red Cross and AHS/Gila County Animal Control Emergency Animal Shelter: Miami Intermediate School – 4739 S. Ragus Road, Miami, AZ 85539
- Livestock: Gila County Fairgrounds – 900 Fairgrounds Rd, Globe, AZ 85501
- Fire Information Line: 505.399.2439
- Gila County Public Information Line: 928.402.8888