Noah's Wish

Saving Animals in Disasters

Disaster History

Hurricane Gustav

September 1, 2008 – Noah’s Wish volunteers are on the ground in Louisiana preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Gustav. Pre-storm shelters will open to evacuees tomorrow. The shelter in Shreveport will begin accepting animals from 13 pick-up points in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes and convoying ...

Hurricane Irene

Submitted by Region 4 Coordinator – Dianne Montague Noah’s Wish is on the road again, this time for Hurricane Irene. For me personally, I didn’t know until 9:00pm last night which road I was going to be on-Long Island or Virginia Beach. Before coming to Long Island, I helped CERT set up a human ...

Santa Cruz, CA

Hours Logged 268.5 Animals Cared for 124 While not long in duration, the Lockheed response was an outstanding opportunity for Region 1 volunteers to respond to the call to action. A number of the participating volunteers were just trained earlier this year and very eager to try their new skills. Within ...

West Plains, MO

The Missouri team was able to wrap up and roll out on Saturday afternoon, just as the snow was starting to fall. All but 7 of the approximately 200 dogs at the kennel were captured and placed in crates for transport to rescues. The 7 dogs that remain on the property were very frightened, which is understandable ...

El Dorado County, CA

August 2012 Noah’s Wish responded to a request from El Dorado Animal Services to assist with evacuations as needed during the recent Pilot Hill Fire.  Due to a incredible effort by fire crews and massive air attacks, we were allowed to stand down shortly after arrival.  Noah’s Wish was ...

Ellijay, GA

Noah’s Wish is responding volunteers to an animal sanctuary in Ellijay, Georgia that was destroyed in a tornado. Volunteers are needed to help with clean up and preparation of temporary shelters for the 64 animals at the location. A massive fence was built to contain stock animals; separating the ...

San Diego, CA

The largest evacuations in the history of California were well underway when Noah’s Wish opened its shelter at Qualcomm Park only six hours after being asked by San Diego County Animal Control to respond. First responders began organizing the hundreds of animals being brought in by evacuees from ...

Lincoln, CA

A fully loaded propane tank car caught fire in Lincoln and burned for two days. Because of the danger of an explosion, surrounding neighborhoods were evacuated. 5,000 homes were in the evacuation zone. In response to a request from Placer County Animal Control, Noah’s Wish has established ...

Minot, ND

On July 31, 2011, the last of Noah’s Wish volunteers packed up and headed for home. This will close out our response tothe  flooding in Minot, North Dakota. This has been a long and extremely difficult response for everyone. We would like to sincerely thank all of you that responded to the call for ...

Auburn, CA

49er Fire Auburn, CA August 30, 2009 Volunteers Responding: 4 Hours Logged: 27.5 Noah’s Wish was awarded a Commendation from the Placer County Board of Supervisors, recognizing our assistance to Placer County Animal Services during the 49er Fire in Auburn, CA.    This fast and furious fire ripped ...