Animals Also Need Help In Midst Of Wildfires

Sep 11, 2020

Large animals rescued from the Holiday Farm Fire are being evacuated to the Lane County Fairgrounds. Organizers are requesting donations to care for the animals. Requested items are fly spray, hoof picks, kiddies pools and small and medium zip ties. They also ask for goat hay holders, horse buckets, chicken waterers and other chicken supplies. 

Pigs, goats, horses, chickens and ducks are among the animals being sheltered at the Lane County Fairgrounds in the wake of the Holiday Farm Fire along the Mckenzie River.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

To help with more unique and long term needs, you can donate to an account that has been specifically set up for evacuated animals at Coastal Farm & Ranch on Highway 99 in Eugene. 

Evacuees at Silke field in Springfield are also asking the public for animal supplies. Items needed are: large animal feed, pet cages, large fishing nets and dog and cat carriers. 


The Exotic Bird Rescue of Oregon is asking the public for donations of medium and large bird cages. Cages need to be clean, rust free and in working order. EBR asks those wanting to donate, send an email with a picture of the cage.


They are also in need of perches, unopened food, toys, air purifiers and more. Exotic Bird Rescue can be contacted by calling 541-461-4333 or emailed at


Those in Lane County affected by the wildfires who need help with their animals can use Greenhill Humane Society  as a resource. They are providing emergency boarding for dogs, cats, and other small animals in the evacuation zones. Greenhill is also working to reunite lost pets with owners. 


They are distributing pet food and supplies at the evacuation zone which can also be picked up from Greenhill Humane Society at 88530 Green Hill Rd. in Eugene. Anyone needing assistance or additional information can call Greenhill at 541-689-1503 or email


For Douglas County residents without shelter due to evacuation orders or fire, Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center is accepting owned animals who need temporary shelter. The goal is to keep families and pets together.

Recovery from the Holiday Farm Fire is going to be a process, even for the animals.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

They are accepting small animals and are providing free food, litter and lending out crates. Pet owners can call 541-672-3907 or email to make arrangements for drop off.

More information and resources for evacuated pets can be found at the following websites:

Lane County Animals in Disaster

Lucky Paws Rescue

Holiday Farm Fire Animal Rescue Facebook Group

Portland ASPCA

Oregon Humane Society