Protecting animals during a wildfire

Be on the lookout for any wildlife or livestock displaced by a wildfire

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

KAMLOOPS – Members of the public are encouraged to be on the lookout for any wildlife or livestock displaced by a wildfire.

Motorists are advised that wildfires have damaged fencing in some areas, which means that some livestock have moved out of previously enclosed areas. Please stay alert for animals wandering near or on roadways.

Public safety, as well as the safety of wildlife and livestock, can be at risk when animals have become displaced by fires. The BC Conservation Officer Service responds to human-wildlife interactions and can be of assistance during this time.

The public is encouraged to report any emergency situations with wildlife to the Conservation Officer Service’s toll-free, 24-hour Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1 877 952-RAPP (7277), or *7277 on your cellphone.

Reports of loose or wandering livestock should be made to the Ministry of Agriculture at 250 561-3514.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

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