To help those affected by the fires in Texas, VCA Animal Hospitals today announced that VCA facilities located in the areas surrounding both Austin and Houston are offering free boarding assistance for companion animals whose families have lost homes or have been evacuated.

“For residents affected by these devastating wildfires, VCA is continuing to assist them by providing free pet boarding so they focus on the safety and welfare of their families and homes,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. “During this difficult time, families can keep their pets safe and comfortable with VCA’s free boarding offer.”

VCA Animal Hospitals located in and around Austin and Houston can provide safety and security for affected family pets on a space available basis as long as firestorms persist. The following VCA hospitals are participating in the free boarding program

Houston-area hospitals:

VCA Tomball Veterinary Hospital                                                 VCA Woodlands Animal Hospital

28800 Tomball Pkwy                                                                        428 Rayford Road

Tomball, Texas 77375                                                                         Spring, Texas 77386

281-351-5441                                                                                    281-367-7553


VCA Spring Animal Hospital                                                             VCA Ashford Animal Hospital

1811 Spring Cypress                                                                        12633 Whittington

Spring, Texas 77388                                                                         Houston, Texas 77077

281-353-5167                                                                                    281-497-3917

Austin-area hospitals:

VCA Ben White Animal Hospital                        VCA Northwest Hills Animal Hospital            VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital

2417 W. Ben White Blvd                                    3426 Greystone Drive                                    2110 Slaughter Lane, Suite 120

Austin, Texas 78704                                     Austin, Texas 78731                                     Austin, Texas 78748

512-444-7518                                                512-345-5067                                                512-280-0878


Boarding assistance for pets is based on space availability at participating hospitals and owners can call their local VCA in advance to ensure that the facility has space available to accept additional pets. Contact information for the participating VCA Animal Hospitals near the wildfires can be obtained at


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