Hundreds Of Families Forced To Leave Their Pets Behind As They Escape Forest Fires

l.l;At the end of August 2017, Manitoba province in Canada faced horrendous forest fires, kick-starting a hasty evacuation campaign to get the people living there to safety. 3 First Nation (native Canadian) communities in the Island Lakes area were taken to safety as the flames raged across their home.

Source: Feed the Furbabies Canada

Now the villages look like ghost towns, empty of their inhabitants. However, they aren’t completely empty; many animals are still wandering around the silent homes and shops.

This is because during the evacuation, families weren’t allowed to take their pets with them. Because the communities are so remote, they can only be reached by plane or boat, making evacuation difficult for humans, never mind animals.

Source: Island Lake First Nations

Meghan Irwin, director of Feed the Furbabies Canadatold The Dodo:

These communities can only be accessed by air and one by boat. During the evacuation the planes were too small and people had to take priority.

Source: Feed the Furbabies Canada

This means that dozens of animals were left to their own devices to face the flames, far from their families.

Luckily, Feed the Furbabies Canada decided to come to their aid and, along with other local organisations such as Norway House Animal Rescue launched an appeal for donations. They have already collected more than 4,000 pounds of food, which has been transported to St. Theresa Point, Garden Hill, Wasagamack and Poplar River.

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