As new wildfires ignited and others grew even larger this week, CDFA activated more fairgrounds to act as animal shelters, evacuation centers and fire camps.

Fairgrounds in Petaluma and Gridley are responding to the Glass and North Complex Fires. CDFA is following emergency protocols that engage emergency services, local animal control agencies and volunteer organizations on the ground to provide assistance.

Across California, 17 of the state’s 77 fairgrounds are now handling more than 300 animals—from dogs to llamas to goats, pigs, a bull and koi.

This comes as fairs are asking Congress for emergency funding to keep them going following sweeping pandemic-related losses this year.