Kearney River Fire

Did you know the folks in the Department’s Livestock Service and the State Vet’s Office respond to various disasters?

On Wednesday June 17, 2015 around 3:30 pm, Arizona Department of Agriculture received a phone call from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Dispatcher requesting assistance near the town of Kearny with livestock which were threatened by the Kearny River Fire.

By 7:00 pm, ADA-Animal Services Division had deployed 5 Livestock Officers, 3 Livestock Inspectors (including one with a horse and roping experience), 1 Assistant State Veterinarian, 8 trucks, 6 livestock trailers, 1 mobile veterinary unit and 1 Incident Response trailer.

The ADA response team was dismissed at noon on Thursday June 18, 2015.  During deployment, ADA personnel assisted several area residents with fire-related livestock issues including evacuating livestock, providing veterinary medical assistance, and escorting residents to retrieve feed and to check on the status of livestock left in evacuated areas.

Thanks to all folks and organizations who responded and provided assistance.