British Columbia’s provincial equestrian federation, Horse Council BC, has established a disaster relief fund for those affected by the ongoing wildfires.

Funds collected will be used to provide resources like hay, supplies, gas to the emergency evacuation centres and groups assisting with the wildfire relief effort.

Horse Council BC reminds anyone interested in donating that they are a non-profit organization, not a registered charity, so they cannot issue tax receipts.

They note that should any donated funds remain following the immediate wildfire emergency, the money will be spent according to the HCBC Animal Disaster Relief guidelines set out in the HCBC Finance Policy. If there are excess funds, they will be used on education on emergency planning, training emergency coordinators and emergency responders, communications and other linkages that support future emergency response efforts.

Click here to make a donation online, or mail cheques payable to “HCBC Animal Disaster” to:

Horse Council BC
27336 Fraser Highway
Aldergrove, BC V4W 3N5

Horse Council BC has also provided a list of online resources for those in need:

BC Government Wildfire Service

Current Wildfires – Interactive Map

BC FIRE info Facebook Page

Horse Council BC: Disaster Preparedness

Pet Safe Coalition of Canada Society

CDART-Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team: 250-449-2310

CDART for West and East Kootenays: 250-421-2700

Helpful Twitter Feeds:
Note: check with your Regional District, bookmark their site and ask if they are active on Twitter BEFORE you need the links.