Fort McMurray’s Rogue Rescuers



The fire is still burning in Fort McMurray. Thousands of people have had to evacuate often with little time to prepare. This means a lot of pets have been left behind.

The CBC has reported about a small group of volunteers, who despite the risks,  broke the rules as well as doors & windows to rescue pets. Led by Wyatt Colquhoun-Rivard, they ignored an evacuation order earlier this week to rescue as many stranded pets as they could.

Colquhoun-Rivard said his team was made of up of members of Western Canadian Powerstrokes, a group of “truck enthusiasts who do charity work.” “It was a spur of the moment thing,” Colquhoun-Rivard said. “We just decided not to sit around … We said ‘Let’s go save some pets…we went rogue. “

About a dozen animals were rescued before police shut them down, ordering them out of the evacuated neighborhoods.

Thanks to these good people, there will be a happy reunion in the future for a few families. You can read the full story here.

CEO Olivia

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