Chilliwack horse owners scramble to move animals as rain water floods paddocks – Abbotsford News


Horse owners in Greendale scrambled Monday morning (Nov. 18) as flooding left horses standing knee excessive in water.

Ryder Lake resident Debbie Hughes made a Facebook put up round 8:30 a.m. asking for assist to get a number of horses moved from White Dove Stables and one other close by farm within the Hopedale Road space.

“Desperate for paddocks and stalls,” she wrote. “I have 20 horses from Greendale under water.”

Several individuals supplied to assist haul horses or present house.

”I can take two and a buddy take one,” Carina Les supplied. “We can pick up all three. We are on Lickman Road.”

I’ve house for 3, can push it to 4 brief time period in south Langley if there’s a manner to get them down right here, ” Katherine Townsley posted.

“I have tons of room if they could get to Clearwater,” stated Dawn Beach Spencer.

In a followup put up not lengthy after, Hughes stated the response had been wonderful, including that a lot of the animals had been positioned or had been ready for a trailer.

“Private facilities like the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley have offered spaces,” Hughes stated when contacted by The Progress. “It depends where you are and where you can get too. Even up on Ryder Lake here we just had a little mud slide, and I’m not going to move off my mountain in case I can’t get back on.”

Some individuals, like Dena Ross, wished to assist however couldn’t.

“We could take three to four horses if we split our paddock, but we may soon be under water ourselves,” she wrote. “The paddock is OK in the mean time however the remainder of our property is underneath water and it’s climbing, so no thought how lengthy it’s going to maintain out.

“Just praying the rain stops before another inch or two because then we will lose our winter hay.”

All throughout southern B.C., torrential rain has led to flash flooding and mudslides. Quite a lot of main roads and highways have been closed or rendered impassable, and plenty of residents have been placed on evacuation alerts.

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