Merritt 'pet detective' rescues pets from evacuated homes, reunites them with owners

More than four years into working with the RCMP in Merritt, B.C., Const. David Feller has received a new title: pet detective.

On Tuesday, the Mounties named Feller their “very own pet detective” for helping save pets from evacuated homes and reuniting them with their humans, who were ordered to leave Merritt on Nov. 15 after a state of emergency was declared due to flooding.

Feller says he has rescued more than 100 pet birds, cats, lizards and hamsters, fostering them for one to two days before returning them to their owners, whom he tries to locate with the help of social media. 

“I was happy to help these folks,” he said Tuesday to host Shelley Joyce on CBC’s

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