I grew up on a farm. Cows, horses, ducks and chickens - The real deal. Our farm was at the foot of a mountain and the threat of fire in the summer was always on our minds.
As a Client Care Representative, I’m often one of the first points of contact for customers and it breaks my heart to hear about the wildfires affecting so many people, and as an animal lover I can’t imagine how tough it might be to find help with your pets and farm animals.
I want to help. I’ve compiled a list of resources to assist those affected - both human and critter alike.
In addition to an emergency kit, there a few things you can do to prepare your home and family in the event of a wildfire.
Local Wildfire Resources
If you’re in a high-risk community, here are some government resources to point you in the right direction:
How to help during the Wildfires
Donate $10 to the Canadian Red Cross by texting FIRES to 45678.
If you’re able to help temporarily house farm animals or if you have transport for livestock, post in the BC & Alberta Emergency Livestock Animal Evacuation Group.
Donate to Horse Council BC’s Animal Disaster Relief Fund to support displaced horses, livestock and pets
There are many resources available on the internet and I hope I’ve helped you get started. The most important thing is to stay safe and take care of each other.
If you have been displaced by the wildfire activity and need assistance with your account please feel free to contact us via the following link: Contact Us.
Have other tips? Leave them below and we’ll update the list.
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