Constable in Merritt, British Columbia received a new title – Const. David Feller, Merritt’s “animal detective”.
Feller did double duty in rescuing the pets from flood waters and returning them to their people in addition to his regular patrolling workload and responding to calls for service, the RCMP said in a press release.
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It has been 10 long days since the town of Merritt and its surroundings were devastated by the flooding of the Coldwater River.
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After an evacuation order was issued for the entire town of Merritt, Feller was busy saving the town’s birds, cats, lizards and hamsters as some owners were unable to pack their animals in a rush.
Const. Feller contacted residents through his own social media account and provided his personal contact information to anyone whose animals needed assistance, “RCMP said in a press release.” The Merritt Detachment has received generous donations of animal feed and supplies from local businesses to enable Const Abatteur to continue saving more pets.
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Sgt. Josh Roda, the detachment’s media manager, said Feller has been incredibly supportive of the community.
“We are fortunate to have him in our close-knit team,” he said.
Anyone requiring assistance with their animals or with any questions regarding the evacuation order is encouraged to call Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262.
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