Disaster Relief

Inside of the evacuation hall.


Animals Sheltered Since Start of Incident
Since 9/08/2020. Updated 9/13/2020 @ 8:54 PM.
Cats In-House
Updated 9/20/2020 @ 2:06 PM.
Chickens In-House
Updated 9/20/2020 @ 2:06 PM.

North Complex Fire

September 2020

On Tuesday, September 8 at around 3:30 PM, we received a call from the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services. They informed us that evacuations were being ordered in parts of Yuba County due to the North Complex Fire. Our team was immediately deployed to open the cat evacuation shelter in Yuba City.

Thanks to our partnership with Yuba County OES, we have a supply trailer ready to roll and has everything we need for a pop-up shelter. We were ready to accept pets within just a few hours, but they did not begin arriving until close to 3:30 AM. A steady stream of owners dropping off their kitties followed throughout the next 36 hours.

We have teams of staff and volunteers who care for our guests 24 hours a day. RVTs and veterinarians are on call for medical needs.

We provide vaccinations, veterinary care, and microchips for all in need.

How You Can Help

Your donations of supplies and cash are needed to help us! View our Amazon Wish List.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many veterinary and spay/neuter clinics, including FieldHaven’s Hathaway Clinic, were either closed or providing minimal services for several months. Even now, capacity is compromised due to COVID protection policies. This has resulted in a large number of our evacuees, particularly kittens and young adults, not being spayed or neutered. We want to help these kitties receive that oh-so-important surgery. Would you donate to our Fire Cat Spay/Neuter Fund so we can do that?

What Your Donation Covers

Your donation of $70 covers:

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Vaccinations
  • Worm treatment
  • Deflea treatment
  • Microchipping

Every donation of any amount will get us closer to the goal of the funds to spay/neuter the estimated 24 cats in need.

I love [FieldHaven] so much. You saved our cats during the North Complex fires and found homes for seven or so great kittens. I will always remember you and the willingness you had to work after hours to accommodate the precious feline family member during a major crisis. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are beautiful people.
– Julie L., Clipper Mills, CA

Familiar Faces

Tortoises Ricky and Lucy in 2017's Cascade Fire and 2020's North Complex Fire.

Tortoise duo Lucy and Ricky were evacuated during the Cascade Fire in 2017. We were reunited with the pair in 2020 with the North Complex Fire. While we would rather see them again under better circumstances, we are excited to see how much they have grown since we saw them last!

Show Them You Care

An orange and white cat in the care of FieldHaven at the evacuation center.

The cats and kittens being evacuated from their homes are unsure of what is happening outside in the world around them. Your donations provide us with the supplies needed to reassure and calm these poor frightened souls during the unsettling times they are facing with their owners.