Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mounties Help Livestock Displaced by B.C. Wildfires as Drivers Urged to Look Out

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mounties Help Livestock Displaced by B.C. Wildfires as Drivers Urged to Look Out

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Mounties helping B.C. livestock displaced by fires

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Thousands of people have been displaced by wildfires in British Columbia, but the flames have also forced livestock left behind to flee beyond their enclosures.

RCMP Cpl. Janelle Shoihet says officers are patrolling communities and helping to guide livestock back to where they belong whenever possible.

She says officers have also been in contact with the B.C. SPCA to get animals more adequate support.

In a few cases where the SPCA wasn't available immediately, Shoihet says officers have fed their lunches to animals to ensure they weren't hungry.

The SPCA, which has been deemed an essential service by the province amid raging wildfires, says animals are being located, fed, given water and reunited with their owners when possible. …

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