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Shelter for evacuated Okanagan pets available

Space at protection society for pets whose families are in temporary housing
Pets that are evacuating the Okanagan fires can be brought to the Regional Animal Protection Society in Richmond for the time being. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Those with family pets evacuating the ever-growing fire areas in the Okanagan are being told they have a place to shelter their cats in Richmond.

The Regional Animal Protection Society says that they have space available for cats of families that may be spending an extended period of time in vehicles or in temporary housing.

“For those who need safe, immediate and experienced shelter for their cats, we are here,” says Eyal Lichtmann, CEO and executive director. “Knowing that companion animals are safe and cared for will allow families a little peace of mind during this time of stress.”

Anybody needing accommodations for their pets are asked to email

READ MORE: West Kelowna Fire Chief says to prepare for more evacuations

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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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