Better safe than sorry, that’s the message from the B.C SPCA to pet owners at risk of evacuation during fire season.
Senior Manager of Animal Health, Dr. Emilia Gordon says with last year’s fires, there were many animals displaced when evacuations were in effect.
“You never know kind of, when a disaster will affect your area, whether its a fire or something else.”
Dr. Gordon says having a basic plan in place can be extremely useful.
“Disaster preparedness, it’s always good to have a basic little kit at home for your animal, with their food and their medication, and the names of people who could help watch them if you had to evacuate.”
She adds, agencies like the SPCA tend to see increases in animals brought to their centres any time a natural disaster occurs.