Yuba Sutter Domestic Animal Disaster Assistance (YSDADA) works jointly with governmental, non-governmental, and private agencies and organizations and the public in the Yuba-Sutter area to promote the safety and well-being of domestic pets and farm animals affected by a governmentally-declared disaster.

We provide these animals with emergency shelter, necessary veterinary care, and identification for reuniting animals with their owners. All volunteers have completed disaster preparedness training provided by YSDADA and other organizations.

Our public outreach program furthers awareness of animal needs in a disaster, and educates agencies and the public about the importance of being prepared.

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YSDADA Activated for 2nd Time in Yuba County

Monday, Feb. 13 we were activated to set up an animal shelter at Wheatland High School, adjacent to the Red Cross' shelter for people. Due to the evacuation orders, we ran the shelter with minimal staffing until the mandatory evacuation notices in Yuba and Sutter Counties were lifted on Tuesday. We sheltered a total of 27 dogs with the help of convergent volunteers. We encourage those interested in helping us to contact us at the email address above. We will also be conducting a class in the required FEMA online classes (ICS 100 & 700) on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 PM at the Red Cross Office, 2125 E. Onstott Rd., Yuba City, CA. 95991. If interested in attending, please respond to the email above.

YSDADA Deployed In Yuba County

From January 8-11,2017, YSDADA operated an animal shelter in Yuba College's vet tech area. We were assisted by Dr. Kyle Mathis and Mrs. Amber Kuykendall, RVT, college faculty and staff. We were activated on Sat., Jan . 7th by Scott Bryan of Yuba County OES to provide an animal shelter for people evacuated from flooded areas. Sat. afternoon, the college was chosen as the site for both the Red Cross shelter and the animal shelter. The vet tech area had all the supplies we needed, so with their generous help, we were able to set up the shelter fairly rapidly.  We had a total of 5 dogs and 1 cat. Dr. Mathis offered to spay and vaccinate the cat, while YSDADA paid for the micro-chipping and gave the cat a crate in which to recuperate. The pet owners came to the shelter to visit their animals and were very grateful for our help.