Animal Care in Evacuated Areas


Press Release 8/10/2021 5pm
Animal Care in Evacuated Areas

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office would like to assure the public we are caring for animals in evacuated areas. Our dispatchers have taken information from homeowners who have called in with requests for animal care. They have compiled a list of addresses and instructions on feeding animals in the Westwood, Pine Town and Clear Creek areas. Deputies assigned to security in these closed communities are making rounds and feeding all of the animals on our list as well as loose and stray animals as they come across them.

Anyone who has animals within the evacuated areas they would like us to check on and feed should call the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (530) 257-6121. If any animals are indoors, keys can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office for access. If any animals require special care, please notify us and we will be glad to help.

A special thank you to Cowboy 911, who delivered a truck load containing a variety of animal food to deputies in Westwood. Cowboy 911 was able to provide the animal food from donations they received. Thanks to their generosity, the Sheriff’s Office is well supplied. We will continue to keep animals fed and watered until we are able to welcome our people back home.

The Sheriff’s Office is maintaining a minimum of five two-man patrol units in the Westwood, Pine Town and Clear Creek area during the closure. We are dedicated to the protection of our residents, their property, and their animals.


Sergeant Dustin Russell


Lassen County Sheriff’s Office