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Foster homes needed for animals abandoned due to BC wildfires


As wildfires wreak havoc and displace British Columbians, many evacuees have been forced to abandon their pets. Now, The Victoria Humane Society is calling for the public’s help to take care of what could end up being “hundreds” of homeless animals.

“We’re already looking at 20 to 40 cats and then there will be more dogs … it could possibly be hundreds of animals,” executive director Penny Stone told CTV. “We don’t know and that’s the problem. We need to have our fosters set up and ready to go.”

To add your name to the list of foster homes on standby, click here.

“What we’re looking at is animals that will be sad, that will be a little bit stressed not knowing where they are, where their families have gone to,” said Stone. “A lot of these animals will need people to be patient, kind … be able to deal with any sort of things that come up with them.

If the thought of all those animals in need isn’t enough to prompt you to foster, check out the VHS’s original post (and accompanying cuteness) below:

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED FOR ANIMALS ABANDONED DUE TO WILDFIRESWe need your help. VHS has been asked to be on standby to…

Posted by Victoria Humane Society on Friday, July 14, 2017

Alistair Ogden
Former staff writer at Victoria Buzz.

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