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2009 Interior Fires – Kelowna Branch Seeks Help for Evacuated Animals

July 20, 2009

The BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeking the public’s help to provide care for nearly 300 animals rescued from the wildfires burning in West Kelowna. The fires have forced more than 11,000 residents from their homes.

“Our special provincial constables have been working around the clock to rescue horses, livestock and domestic pets from behind the evacuation lines,” said Bob Busch, general manager of operations for the BC SPCA. “So far we’ve evacuated 247 animals from the field and are caring for another 42 pets who were dropped off by their guardians at the Kelowna shelter for temporary boarding.”

The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization which provides services for animals in need through public donations. If you can help with the Kelowna fire rescue efforts, please visit (please note that your gift is for the Kelowna fires) or call 1-800-665-1868 to make a donation.  

For more information, read our press release.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.