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P.G. Humane Society Finds More Space for Evacuated Animals

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 5:59 AM

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Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Humane Society has found a new space to help care for all the pets evacuated by the Cariboo wildfires.

Executive director Angela McLaren says they have 81 cats and dogs, two rabbits and a ferret. She says the new arrivals overwhelmed their location just off First Avenue but says they’ve found a new spot inside the gymnasium at Peden Hill Elementary (3500 Westwood Drive).

She says the new space will allow them to take an additional 30 to 40 pets and notes the ones they already have seem to be adjusting quite well.

“They’re doing good. We make sure our dogs get walked every two hours and our cats get a lot of love and attention so considering the circumstances they’re doing great.”

McLaren says there was no question they would help when asked.

“CNC felt a little overwhelmed with the animal situation and I don’t think the city had an evacuation plan for animals,” she says.

“So, they came forward and said they needed help with the animals and obviously these animals are close to our heart and we understand they are part of people’s families so we wanted to open our hearts and ability to make a difference to the community.”

McLaren adds they could use donations but asks people to call them first at 250-640-7415 before purchasing anything.

“We don’t really know what the situation will look like so we’re asking people not to purchase things at the moment. Give us a call and see what our needs are.”

She says they would also welcome volunteers.


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