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N.B. farmer helping move livestock in N.S. away from forest fires

By Tara Clow May 29, 2023 | 12:58 PM

A New Brunswick company is helping to rescue livestock from Nova Scotia affected by forest fires.

Jake Vienneau of JV Farms in Salisbury says they responded immediately, “We got a couple of trucks mobilized right away last night, camped out in Enfield, my wife Jesse and I and we put a bunch of posts out on Facebook letting people know if there is anything we can do to help, we’d be happy to help anyone in the Nova Scotia area who might be affected.”

He says they have been chasing leads from Facebook, trying to get in touch with people who might need help, “We got a call this morning for six horses running around out there. We currently have one on its way to Avon, and we have the others going to Windsor so they can be safe and sheltered. We have a couple of other farmers who have reached out to us, and others who have offered up their barns. It’s very much a team effort.”

Vienneau says they have two trucks big enough that they could accommodate other livestock as well, including cows, sheep, or pigs.

“We’re doing what we can, just to help out the horse community as much as we can. Anyone who needs help can give me a call day or night for the next 24 hours or until the emergency has been lifted. You can give us a call at any time or message us on Facebook,” Vienneau adds.


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