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‘Help Is Available’: Pet Emergency Assistance Amid Keremeos Creek Wildfire

With more than 500 properties evacuated due to the Keremeos Creek wildfires, BC SPCA is reminding people that emergency assistance is available for pets and other animals.

As of August 5, wildfires covering approximately 6,000 hectares have closed Highway 3A from its junction with Highway 97 in Kaleden and issued evacuation alerts for a total of 1,050 properties.

“It is difficult enough for evacuees to find temporary shelter, but finding places to house their pets can be even more difficult.

In 2021, BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals affected by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters around the state.

Westmoreland added that the nonprofit provides free emergency boarding for pets, as well as other services such as distributing food, crates, leashes, collars and other supplies.

“Until very recently, we had animals on our free emergency boarding program from the 2021 disaster,” she said. It was so wonderful to see you.”

BC SPCA also encourages people to include pets in their emergency plans.

“Having a go bag and crate stocked with strings, food, medications, vet contact information, and other essential items can make a big difference,” they wrote in the notice.

People have access to emergency assistance for pets and other animals.

“Pets and other animals can help in case of evacuation,” they added.

Thursday’s fast-moving winds added dozens of evacuation orders to Olala and issued an alert for parts of the village of Keremeos.

A total of 393 firefighters are currently assigned to fight the fire.


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‘Help Is Available’: Pet Emergency Assistance Amid Keremeos Creek Wildfire

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