North Valley Animal Disaster Group

North Valley

Animal Disaster Group

NVADG evacuating horses

Ready to be a NVADG Volunteer? 

Take the New Volunteer Training, or the 2014 Returning Volunteers Refresher
Anyone can train to become a NVADG volunteer!  Our mandatory 16-hour basic training for new volunteers is January 24-25, 2015.  The location will be the Butte County Search and Rescue Training Center, 3898 Morrow Lane, Chico. Time:  8:00am registration, class runs 9:00-17:00 both Saturday and Sunday.

Returning volunteers just need to attend the 3-hour refresher course.  If you were at the 2014 2-day training, you just need to take the Refresher training to remain an Active volunteer.  The required 3-hour training for 2014 returnees is Monday, January 26, 2015.  The location will be the Butte County Search and Rescue Training Center, 3898 Morrow Lane, Chico.  Time:  18:00 - 21:00

New this year

NVADG is now part of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN).  This exciting development gives specially-trained volunteers the opportunity to help save wildlife affected by accidental oil spills.  Find out more at our OWCN page.  First - you must be an active, trained NVADG volunteer!

What to do right now

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New Volunteers:  Clear your calendar for the weekend of January 24-25 for New Volunteer Training.  We'll post the application forms package in early December.

Returning Volunteers:  Plan to attend the Mandatory Returning Volunteer Refresher training on Monday, January 26, 2015.  If you want to respond to an OWCN activation, take the required online courses - see our OWCN page

Consider additional ways to help! 
NVADG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, operated by volunteers working with donated funds.  Your donation enables us to train, purchase supplies and respond.  Click on the "DONATE" tab and know you're helping take care of animals in an emergency.

NVADG welcomes year-round volunteers who can help with fundraising, community outreach and grant writing.  If you can lend a hand, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Our Mission

Working with emergency services to educate the public about disaster preparedness, and assist in sheltering and evacuation of animals during a disaster.

To work jointly with public and private agencies and organizations in the North Valley to promote the safety and well-being of all domestic animals and farm animals, including wildlife, affected by a disaster with emergency temporary sheltering, evacuation, medical care, identification for reuniting animals with their owners or adopting into good, suitable permanent homes. This will be accomplished by utilizing volunteers who have completed the disaster preparedness training provided by the NVADG, educating governmental and non-governmental agencies and animal owners about the importance of disaster preparedness, and scheduling exercises and disaster drills.

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Contact Information


(530) 895-0000

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North Valley Animal Disaster Group
PO Box 441
Chico CA 95927-0441