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Dog rescued during Lytton wildfire emergency happy to be home

Princess on her home to Lillooet on Monday, July 12, 2021, with her human Jessica Dan.
July 14, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Jessica Dan and her dog Princess are still recuperating after a long and stressful ordeal. The pair had been separated due to circumstances extending from the Lytton wildfire at the end of June.

Dan had been waiting anxiously for days until receiving the news her Princess had been found and was safely in the hands of the BC SPCA in Kamloops last week. They reunited there on July 12.

“I felt nervousness, relief and excitement all at once but mostly grateful to finally have my Princess in my care,” Dan said. “She was so excited to go home she jumped through the open window of my vehicle.”

Dan says she and Princess drove home to Lillooet that day. They were both exhausted when they arrived.

“Princess was extremely happy to be home,” Dan said. “After a long day of traveling back home to Lillooet we both took a nap in my living room. She has not once left my side since. She got a bed, toy and a chewing snack from SPCA. From me she got extra love and care.”

Princess had been staying with Dan’s brother in Lytton when the devastating fire engulfed the town.

The dog was later found by two employees with Fisheries and Oceans Canada on 12 Mile Road near Lytton, who brought her to the SPCA.

The shelter posted a photo of Princess to social media, asking for leads. Within hours, Dan was identified as the owner.

“I am so very grateful to everyone for sharing the story,” Dan said, "Thank you to everyone who helped us find each other."

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