Meadow Lake volunteers brave wildfires to rescue animals left after evacuation – CBC

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Humane Society rescues 46 dogs and 1 cat to reunite with owners

May 16, 2018

In the midst of wildfires that continue to scorch central Saskatchewan, animal lovers battled the haze and smoke to rescue pets from a First Nation that was evacuated this past week.

A wildfire called the Tuff fire, one of eight active fires currently raging in the province, came too close for comfort to the only road in and out of Waterhen Lake First Nation. That fire forced 857 residents to flee their homes over Monday and Tuesday.

“They didn’t have the option to bring their pets,” said Jillian Doucet, president of the Meadow Lake and District Humane Society.

Knowing this, the humane society stepped in, making an arrangement with the City of Meadow Lake to use the local arena to house the pets until their owners could pick them up.

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