Facebook group provides contact and support to BC residents whose livestock flee wildfires
A Facebook group is currently helping anyone in British Columbia with horses and cattle who has been forced to flee their home due to the wildfires.
There are currently 152 active fires in the province, nine of which are considered “forest fires of note”.
A total of 1,362 homes are on evacuation orders and about 950 homes are on evacuation alert, according to the BC Wildfire Service.
For some residents there may be very little notice that they must leave their homes and it can be difficult to ensure that a plan is in place for individuals and families as well as animals and livestock. .
A Facebook page called BC & Alberta Emergency Livestock / Animal / Horse Evacuation Support Group is set up to provide information to those who have animals in need and to offer and find a space to house animals and livestock displaced by fires.
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People offer to transport horses, house livestock, and provide shelter for families and animals.
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