Allison Wiseman had to leave downtown Fort McMurray without her best friend, a dog named Cuddles.
"She's in an apartment and she's been in there without food or water for more than 24 hours now," a distraught Wiseman told Calgary Metro.
Local rescue groups have been overrun with animals in the fire's wake, while phone lines are tied up with calls from anxious owners looking for their pets.
"I've tried everything," Wiseman said. "I'm pretty lost right now. I don't know what else to do."