This is one dog who got out ~
on a plane out of Fort McMurray,
where the wildfires rage on
photo by Derek Allen
The bears are coming down from the mountains,
into the town. They have nowhere else to go.
In the subdivisions, through the smoke and flames,
people can hear dogs barking frantically,
animals left behind in the haste of fleeing.
100 animals were abandoned at a boarding kennel,
when an evacuation order came with no time to spare.
Dogs bark in cars abandoned
by the side of the road,
as the flames come closer and the people flee.
But Fort Mac is rallying.
There are shelters to care for abandoned animals,
rescue groups searching for
the lost and missing fur babies left behind.
Many of them will be rescued.
For many others, it is too late.
They haunt my dreams
and break my heart.
God bless those who don't forget the animals,
at such a time.
God bless the Fort McMurray Animal Rescue group, and the rescue groups all across Alberta, who are uniting to help the terrified critters of Fort McMurray:
Fort McMurray Fire Emergency Animal Assistance
source: Metro News