Lots of evacuated livestock remains in Prince George. At its peak, the Prince George Horse Society was housing over 200 horses at the Agriplex. The number has been dwindling.
“On this site– at the evacuation site– we have 121 [horses] currently,” says Chelsea Wallach, the Site Coordinator for the evacuated livestock.
Goats, chickens, a donkey and rabbit are also under the care of the PG Horse Society.
With farms destroyed by wildfires, and poor air quality persisting in the Cariboo, it may be a while before all of the animals can return home. Wallach says they are prepared to house livestock for as long as needed. “It could be anywhere from tomorrow until months. Some people are predicting it’s not going to be over until the snow flies.”
In the meantime, more volunteers are needed to assist with the continued care. “We could always use square bails because we are going through about 150 a day still with all the animals on site,” says Wallach. “We could really, really use some volunteers. Even if you don’t have horse experience, we can get you filling up water buckets, mucking out stalls. We could really use some more hands.”