Day 10- BC Wildfire Rescue and Relief Mission. On this day we were once again heading down to Burns Lake and Francois lake to drop off animal supplies and help any animals in need affected by the wildfires. But just as we left Burns Lake in the evening, there was a nasty thunderstorm with lighting and heavy rain. We were on a very busy highway and I, @soul_surfer100 noticed something on the side of the road up ahead. It was hard to make out at first because of the heavy rain and darkness starting to fall. As we got closer I realized it was a dog on the side of the opposite side the highway that was almost being hit numerous times by semi trucks. We were very concerned and needed to make a plan to get this dog. We didn’t want to spook the dog, so we carefully pulled over and gave a few whistles to get the dogs attention. The dog stopped and looked at us, very unsure, and I got out slowly and said “hey buddy”, and the dog responded by coming right over and jumping right into my front seat area at the pedals. We were just happy we could convince the scared pup to come into the truck. As the dog was in the truck we had to get the dog back out so we could get the dog in the back seat, as I couldn’t drive with the dog laying at the pedals. Once we got the dog in the back we were able to give a sigh of relief and figure out a plan to get this dog somewhere safe for the night. I figured that the thunder and lightning had scared the dog right off the property where the dog lived. Luckily we were close to our new friends house, Brandi, from Bakers Acres Kennels and animal evacuation center. We took the dog to Brandi’s around 9 pm at night, she came out and found an available room for this sweet dog to stay warm and safe for the night while we could post the pictures and info on some of the Burns Lake Facebook pages to find the owner. We nicknamed the dog, Bear. Because, what turns out to be a female, was as big as a bear and as sweet as honey. We then headed back on the highway home to the hotel, and we got about 45 minutes later from the owners of Bear. As we spoke to them they confirmed my suspicions on the dog running loose due to being scared of the thunderstorms.
Burns Lake, British Columbia