Pets are finding shelter at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital. - Credit: Contributed

Vet clinic offers shelter for pets

Kelowna - Evacuee pets are being taken care of at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital

Dogs, cats and even guinea pigs are finding shelter at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital.

The clinic provides evacuee pets with a temporary home as evacuees are unable to look after them.

“I don’t know how many, I’ve stopped counting. We have lots and lots of things here,” said Dr. Moshe Oz.

He estimated they have around 10 dogs, and have been offering the animals food, shelter and medication if needed.

“It’s hard work,” said Oz.

The clinic takes in pets every year, whether it’s fires or flooding, he said.

The pets are mostly coming from Williams Lake, but also Lake Country and a few from a fire in Kelowna which displaced residents from their homes on Truswell Road.

Oz said there’s room for more.

The clinic has leased the area beside the building to provide space for the animals.

The vet hospital is owned by Oz and his wife, Dr. Noa Oz.


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