BC SPCA ready to assist pet guardians affected by Fort St. John wildfires
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BC SPCA ready to assist pet guardians affected by Fort St. John wildfires

May 16, 2023

The BC SPCA is getting ready to help pet guardians impacted by out-of-control wildfires in Fort St. John.

Last night evacuation orders and alerts were  issued for North Peace. Today 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 1-855-622-7722.

If you can kindly support efforts to help pet guardians and animals during the wildfire emergency, please consider making a donation. Should donations exceed the immediate need for this emergency, funds will go to the next greatest need.