Chilliwack dogs spooked by Canada Day fireworks

At least three dogs were picked up by animal control staff the day after Canada Day and housed at the CARE Centre in Chilliwack

Canada Day fireworks spooked a few dogs in Chilliwack. Anyone missing their pet can visit the shelter on Wolfe Road to check if it is there. Animal Control was renamed the Community Animal Response & Education (CARE) Centre

Canada Day fireworks spooked a few dogs in Chilliwack. Anyone missing their pet can visit the shelter on Wolfe Road to check if it is there. Animal Control was renamed the Community Animal Response & Education (CARE) Centre

The kennels at FVRD’s CARE Centre on Wolfe Road were filling up the day after the Canada Day fireworks in Chilliwack.

Several frightened animals were impounded by animal control personnel to await pick-up by their owners.

“You are correct, we did end up with a few dogs that most likely got spooked from the loud noise of the fireworks and managed to run off,” reported Stacey Barker, FVRD manager of Environmental Services. “Also, we usually receive a few reports from people that are hanging on to a dog that ended up in their neighbourhood for the same reason.”

Anyone still missing their pet can call and visit the shelter on Wolfe Road in Chilliwack to check if the animal is there. The facility was recently renamed the Community Animal Response & Education (CARE) Centre, and it is run by the FVRD.

“This is also a good opportunity to remind people that we provide a dog adoption service. We have many unclaimed dogs in our system that are looking for a good home.

“If anyone is interested in adopting a dog, please call the CARE Centre and we can work to find you your perfect match,” he added. “Also, if people aren’t ready for the commitment of adoption, but still want to help out, we are always looking for temporary foster parents for dogs that are awaiting adoption.”

They are always in need of volunteer dog walkers.

The CARE Centre is at 1-844-495-CARE.