The BC SPCA is reaching out to offer pet food and supplies and emergency pet boarding for residents whose homes are under threat of flooding in the Village of Cache Creek.
Authorities have declared a state of emergency and have ordered the evacuation of multiple properties as the community faces rising floodwaters. More than 300 Cache Creek residents are currently under evacuation alert.
“We want residents to know if they are evacuating and have nowhere to take their pets, we can provide temporary accommodation for them at our Kamloops Community Animal Centre,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA. “Anyone needing assistance is asked to please contact our Animal Helpline at 1-855-622-7722 to make boarding arrangements.”
Chortyk said the BC SPCA is also calling for public donations of unopened dry and canned pet food and cat litter. “If anyone is able to donate these supplies, they can be dropped off at the BC SPCA in Kamloops at 2816 Tranquille Road. We are so grateful for these donations and we will ensure that they get distributed to pet guardians in need.” Individuals needing assistance with pet food are invited to call the BC SPCA in Kamloops at 250-376-7722.
The BC SPCA also offers a free emergency checklist to ensure that animal guardians are prepared if they need to evacuate with their pets.