Fundraising efforts are underway to support a family who lost their livelihoods when a Langley barn went up in flames Sunday afternoon killing at least 17 race horses.
Trainer Walter Slopianka says his friend Bill Davis is devastated after the deaths of the young horses that were being raised to compete in the harness racing circuit.
Slopianka says on top of the animals lives that were lost, tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment is gone.
“Everything it takes to take care of a horse, be it water buckets, and feed tubs, all the way to Bill Davis’s driving suits and helmets that he uses for racing. Race bikes, all the harnesses, everything that you can imagine.”
If you’re interesting in donating, Slopianka’s contact information can be found at the Standard Bred Canada website: http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/news/6-2-14/western-horsepeople-help-fire-victims.html
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.