BC SPCA animal welfare officers rescued 41 animals from 27 properties in the Lytton area, a week after residents were forced to flee by a rapidly moving fire.
SPCA teams were allowed behind fire escape lines for four hours on Thursday and used lists prepared by area residents, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the First Nation of Lytton to locate the animals.
BC SPCA to rescue stranded animals in Lytton fire evacuation area on Thursday
They were able to recover a dozen cats, five kittens, four dogs and 20 farm animals, the BC SPCA said.
Pets will be cared for at an SPCA animal evacuation center in Kamloops, while farm animals have been placed in foster care.
British Columbia firefighters help comfort and feed animals left behind after devastating Lytton wildfire
The organization is appealing for donations to help animals affected by the fire, including items such as leashes, collars, food bowls, toys, cat litter and cleaning supplies in its Kamloops Hut at 2816 Tranquille Road.
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