Both the Dalmeny Fire Rescue and Corman Park Police Service reached out to the public on social media on Sunday, asking anyone who has seen the animals to report them and keep their distance, saying they’re dangerous.
“We’re asking the public to keep an eye out if they see them. They can contact Corman Park Police and we’ll advise the owner so he can come and collect them,” Chief Warren Gherasim said Monday afternoon.
One bison has died as a result of this incident, but most are now safe.
Canadian Bison Association president Les Kroeger helped contain the animals and said animal welfare is a top priority as they try to bring them back to the farm.
“We think all of the animals have been contained now,” Kroeger said Monday evening.
“Now that they’re all safely out of harm’s way … (we’re) setting up systems where we can safely load them on trailers and bring them back home.”
It’s not known who cut the fence and RCMP are investigating.