by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2023
The BC SPCA is getting ready to help pet guardians impacted by out-of- control wildfires in Fort St. John.
Recent evacuation orders and alerts were issued for North Peace and Tuesday staff and volunteers worked quickly to evacuate a total of 21 animals in our care to the BC SPCA’s South Peace location.
Animals in the Prince George and Quesnel centres are in the process of being moved to Kamloops to create space for possible further evacuations.
“We're ready to assist pet guardians,” says Jamey Blair, BC SPCA’s senior manager, animal care services for Interior/North.
“This is a stressful time and whether it is pet food and supplies or emergency boarding, we want to be there to take some of the burden off pet guardians who are evacuated from their homes.”
Blair adds that if anyone requires assistance or has inquiries about emergency services for animals they should call the BC SPCA’s Animal Helpline 1-
The public can kindly support efforts to help pet guardians and animals during the wildfire emergency by making a donation at spca.bc.ca/donations/emergencyalert