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By Yvette Urrea Moe
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Del Mar Fairgrounds honored for sheltering animals in disasters


Last updated 9/24/2018 at 8:51am

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

The Del Mar Fairgrounds accommodates hundreds of horses displaced by the 2017 Lilac Fire.

In a local emergency, the county has turned more than once to the Del Mar Fairgrounds as a regional shelter partner and a large animal shelter, and in turn they have provided critical community support. Most recently in the 2017 Lilac fire, the fairgrounds staff and volunteers cared for and sheltered hundreds of horses.

At its Sept. 11 meeting, the county board of supervisors recognized the Del Mar Fairgrounds with a special National Preparedness Month proclamation, thanking the organization for being part of a network of key community partners.

Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar said the fairgrou...

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