In addition to our SPCA constables who go behind fire evacuation lines to rescue animals left in the area, we also provide free emergency boarding and the distribution of food and pet supplies.
We have set up an Animal Evacuation Centre in Kamloops and are also providing emergency boarding in nearby shelters.
On July 8, our officers were granted a four-hour window to access the evacuated area and were able to bring 21 pets and 20 farm animals to safety.
At our Sea-to-Sky Branch, we are able to provide emergency boarding for cats, kittens, puppies, birds, and small animals, and we have made two large deliveries of supplies to Mount Currie for distribution.
We can only imagine how devastating it is for these poor families to lose their homes and possessions or to not know what is left of their properties.
By returning their pets safely to them and providing whatever emergency support they need, we hope we can relieve some of the incredible stress and hardship they are facing.
If you’ve been impacted by the wildfires and need assistance, please call the BC SPCA Helpline at 1-855-622-7722.
To donate to the animal emergency response, please visit spca.bc.ca/emergency.
Sea to Sky Branch Manager