As the wildfire spread, residents were forced to evacuate. Because the area is only accessible by plane or boat, this was the only way to get humans out. Sadly though, there was no room for any companion pets. Humans were the first priority, so all pets were left behind to fend for themselves.
Feed the Furbabies to the Rescue
Approximately 1,500 dogs and pets were left alone without any more food being fed to them. Just when all hope seemed lost for helping these stranded animals, help arrived. An organization called Feed The Furbabies Canada came to the rescue. Feed the Furbabies is a non-profit organization that raises funds and food for animals in need.
Feed the Furbabies has collected 4,000 pounds of food for the stranded animals. They arrive daily via airplane to feed the animals. Meghan Irwin, one of the directors of Feed The Furbabies explains the problem. “There are many threats to the animals left behind; predators, fire, smoke, and starvation,” she said.
As firefighters fight the fire, people are looking for a future solution for pet evacuations.
“No one can remove any of the pets or strays from the evacuation zones,” Irwin explains. People are looking into a future evacuation plan for pets.
Thanks to Irwin and staff at Furbabies, many of these dogs and cats would have starved. Irwin explains the need, “We need about 10,000 pounds of food to be able to support these communities.” Then she adds, “Possibly more if they aren’t able to return home next week.”
How You Can Help
If you’d like to donate to Feed the Furbabies so they can continue to have funding to feed these pets, visit their Facebook Page Here.
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