Morgan Walston and Amanda Baudo officially launched Evac-U-Pet, an app that helps with emergency pet evacuations, in 2019.
"We were evacuating during the Sand Fire and we were using social media and phone calls and it just was not efficient," said Walston.
"So Morgan and I, on one of our final trips that we did that night, I think it was like 10 p.m. at night, and I looked at her and I was like there has to be an app for this. And it just clicked," said Baudo.
Baudo and Walston approached app developer Kelly Bakst to build Evac-U-Pet after the Sand Fire in 2016.
"It's kind of like Uber for animal rescue," said Bakst.
The first wildfire where they helped evacuate animals was during the Saddle Ridge Fire.
According to their most recent count, they managed to save at least two dozen animals.
The app is free and available on iPhones and Androids. All you have to do is fill out your personal information. You can register your pet or register yourself as a volunteer.
For your pet, add any information that can help make the evacuation process go a little more smoothly like dietary restrictions and medications.
If you're a volunteer, add what kind of vehicle or rigs you have to transport the animals and if you're willing to open up your home as a shelter.
Right now, the app is only available for Los Angeles County residents, but there are plans to expand in the future.