Almost 300 animals are being cared for by the B.C. SPCA after being rescued from the wildfires burning in West Kelowna.

Bob Busch, general manager of operations, said special constables have been working hard to rescue horses, livestock and domestic pets.

“We’ve evacuated 247 animals from the field and are caring for another 42 pets who were dropped off by their guardians at the Kelowna shelter for temporary boarding,” Busch said.

Dr. Jim Inglis, manager of the Kelowna branch, said the shelter is placing displaced pets with SPCA foster families but is in urgent need of large pet carriers, litter trays, towels, cash donations and hay.

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