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PG Humane Society Considering Placing Evacuated Animals in Foster Care

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 5:45 AM

Tashanna Johnson holds a pet ferret prior to its trip back to 100 Mile House Monday – photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Evacuated animals may be headed to new homes soon.

Angela McLaren, executive director with the Prince George Humane Society, says they still have 105 pets (mostly dogs and cats) in their care (from a high of 145) at Peden Hill Elementary School, but says due to animal welfare concerns, that may have to change.

“They’re doing fantastically well. We’ve made every effort we possibly can to make sure they’re well taken care of,” she says. “But if we’re looking at another week we’ll be placing the animals in foster care.”

She says it all depends on how much longer Williams Lake evacuees – which number in the thousands in Prince George – must stay here.

“We’re waiting to hear what’s happening with Williams Lake before we make any big decisions.”

In meantime, it was a happy day Monday for the 13 pets from the South Cariboo that got to go home.

“They’re able to be reunited with their owners and we’re excited to see it happen. The great part about today (Monday) is they just don’t get to go home with their animals but they get to go without worrying,” says McLaren.

“They’re going home with a care package where they get litter, food and bowls to go home with them.”


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