As the Doctor Creek fire continues to burn southwest of Canal Flats, the BC SPCA location in East Kootenay is offering its support and services to affected pet guardians.
The location is able to provide emergency boarding for pets for families that need to be evacuated. In addition, the East Kootenay location will continue to provide community pet food bank outreach services to the community while on alert.
“If pet guardians affected by the Doctor Creek fire need help at this time, we want them to know we are here to support them,” says Parm Takhar, Chief Operations Officer for the BC SPCA. “Animals are such an important part of our lives, and we want to do everything we can to keep families and pets together.”
Anyone needing assistance is asked to please contact the BC SPCA Animal Helpline at 1-855-622-7722 to make boarding arrangements.
Individuals seeking assistance can pick up food for their pets by visiting the East Kootenay BC SPCA location at the East Kootenay SPCA at 3339 Hwy 3 & 95 Cranbrook BC V1C 4H6 CA. We ask that they contact the branch at 250-426-6751 ahead of time to arrange for a no-contact pick-up.
For additional information on the wildfires, residents can check out the following resource:
If you would like to help B.C. animals and their guardians impacted by wildfires and other emergencies, please visit spca.bc.ca/emergency.