For returning evacuees, animals may be the greatest loss – Cabin Radio

For returning evacuees, animals may be the greatest loss – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 202269 Views

May 17, 2022

Returning home this week, many of the South Slave’s evacuees have one question uppermost in their minds: are the animals all right?

Many residents were forced to leave behind pets and livestock as floodwaters rose. Some Old Town and West Channel residents thought they would be away for just one night, as has been typical in recent years, but were gone for days.

“It’s very emotional,” said Elaine Lamalice, a Kátł’odeeche First Nation resident, speaking of West Point First Nation friends. “One of our friends’ houses is totally in the water, and she had her cat and dogs there, and she says they’re upstairs, but she’s sick over it. She told me she just sits in her truck and cries.

Read More: https://cabinradio.ca/93552/news/south-slave/for-returning-evacuees-animals-may-be-the-greatest-loss/

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