It’s not just 100 Mile House evacuees that are heading home today. Their pets went with them, and they didn’t leave empty-handed. 9 cats, a dog and a ferret all went home with special care packages.
The packages included food, toys, a kennel and litter boxes (for the cats). They will help relieve some of the pressure on owners, by helping sustain the animals for a couple of weeks.
“We are giving them a substantial amount,” says Angela McLaren, the Founder & Executive Director of the Prince George Humane Society. “Everything that we have is from the community and surrounding communities. So everything belongs to the evacuees. So we are making sure the supplies are going out to the people that they have been designated for.”
The Humane Society is still in need of small kennels, for when the Williams Lake evacuated pets are allowed to return home.
“A lot of the people that were evacuated brought their animals without having kennels,” says McLaren. “So we are making sure that those animals are going back in kennels, that they are safely transported. So we are asking the community if they have a kennel that they are not using that they donate it to us.”
People are being asked to drop off kennels at the Humane Society.
Volunteers are on the decline when it comes to helping with the animals. 105 evacuated pets are still being looked after at Peden Hill Elementary. You can follow the Society on Facebook to find out when orientations are being held.