Animal Shelters

Black bear. (Critter Care Wildlife Society Facebook)

VIDEO: Critter Care releases 5 black bears

Langley-based rehabilitation facility shares behind-the-scenes action

Black bear. (Critter Care Wildlife Society Facebook)
The BC SPCA is warning pet owners not to leave pets in parked vehicles. (BC SPCA/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove shelter says pets stands for ‘please ensure their safety’

B.C. heat wave prompts warning from LAPS to take extra care of furry friends amid hot weather

The BC SPCA is warning pet owners not to leave pets in parked vehicles. (BC SPCA/Special to The Star)
SFU study finds that bee populations may not be shrinking as much as many think. (Aldergrove Star files)

Bee population estimates bumbled, SFU researchers find

New study is adding to a growing body of work that suggests not all bee populations are in decline

  • Jun 23, 2021
SFU study finds that bee populations may not be shrinking as much as many think. (Aldergrove Star files)
Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room asks people to leave wild animals in the wild

Amber Quiring says people who think they’re helping are actually doing more harm than good

Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Hidey and Sneaky are two stowaways from the U.S. that ended up at Langley Animal Protection Society. (Special to The Star)

Kittens Sneaky and Hidey slip through Aldergrove border crossing

Langley Animal Protection Society is in need of funds to care for rescue animals like these kittens

Hidey and Sneaky are two stowaways from the U.S. that ended up at Langley Animal Protection Society. (Special to The Star)
Langley Animal Protection Society will hold their annual gala Oct. 23, 2021. (Special to The Star)

Langley Animal Protection Society sets date for annual gala to help Aldergrove critters

Dreams Do Come True gala is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 23 with COVID-19 restrictions in place

Langley Animal Protection Society will hold their annual gala Oct. 23, 2021. (Special to The Star)
Critter Care’s first ever 50/50 winner is Kim Madill, who took home $28,852.50. (Critter Care/Special to The Star)

Winner takes home $28,852.50 through Critter Care’s first virtual 50/50

Kim Madill instantly donated part of the funds to the Langley-based wildlife society

Critter Care’s first ever 50/50 winner is Kim Madill, who took home $28,852.50. (Critter Care/Special to The Star)
Langley Animal Protection Society’s Furry Tail Foot Race is normally in person at Derby Reach, but COVID-19 has changed the way it will occur this year. (Aldergrove Star files)

Going at your own pace for the Furry Tail Virtual Race

Langley Animal Protection Society encourages individual participation for annual fundraiser

Langley Animal Protection Society’s Furry Tail Foot Race is normally in person at Derby Reach, but COVID-19 has changed the way it will occur this year. (Aldergrove Star files)
Langley Animal Protection Society is in need of volunteers. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove animal shelter in need of walkers, feeders, and general caretakers

Langley Animals Protection Society is looking to fill in shifts for a number of volunteer positions

Langley Animal Protection Society is in need of volunteers. (Special to The Star)
Donna Linke and Pauline Markle have been dedicated dog-walking volunteers for more than 15 years. (Special to The Star)

Langley Animal Protection Society says goodbye to longtime volunteers

Dog walkers Donna Linke and Pauline Markle have retired after more than 15 years of service

Donna Linke and Pauline Markle have been dedicated dog-walking volunteers for more than 15 years. (Special to The Star)
By formally adopting one or more of the new arrivals at Langley’s Critter Care wildlife refuge, donors will receive a tax receipt for their charitable donation, and an certificate which contains a photo of their orphan (Critter Care)

Adopt an animal orphan and help Langley’s Critter Care wildlife refuge

Fundraiser for registered charity offers a chance to sponsor individual animals

By formally adopting one or more of the new arrivals at Langley’s Critter Care wildlife refuge, donors will receive a tax receipt for their charitable donation, and an certificate which contains a photo of their orphan (Critter Care)
A happy family welcomed Dozer earlier this month into his “fur-ever” home. (Langley Animal Protection Society/Special to The Star)

As Valentine’s Day approaches, LAPS encourages Aldergrove to love all pets

Month long fundraiser aims to fund medical care and adoption programs in lieu of cupcake day

A happy family welcomed Dozer earlier this month into his “fur-ever” home. (Langley Animal Protection Society/Special to The Star)
C.A.R.E.S is seeing a spike in cat adoptions due to people working from and being at home due during the coronavirus pandemic. (C.A.R.E.S./Special to The Star)

Aldergrove animal shelters say 2020 brought record numbers in pet adoption

Langley Animal Protection Society has seen as many as 180 applicants for a single kitten litter

C.A.R.E.S is seeing a spike in cat adoptions due to people working from and being at home due during the coronavirus pandemic. (C.A.R.E.S./Special to The Star)
Critter Care has a brand new bear, and it’s aptly named for the season – Noel. (Critter Care/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Langley’s Critter Care welcomes new bear cub this holiday season

Found on Dec. 20, the animal was named Noel in the spirit of Christmas

Critter Care has a brand new bear, and it’s aptly named for the season – Noel. (Critter Care/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Critter Care Wildlife Society is running a Christmas Fur All campaign for the 2020 holiday season in support of the animals at the facility. (Critter Care Wildlife/Facebook)

Christmas at Langley Critter Care a first for many baby animals

Facility is running Christmas Fur All campaign

Critter Care Wildlife Society is running a Christmas Fur All campaign for the 2020 holiday season in support of the animals at the facility. (Critter Care Wildlife/Facebook)
The Northern Spotted Owl breeding program based in Langley is hosting an online auction in support of the endangered species. The auction ends Dec. 1, 2020. (Jasmine McCulligh/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Northern Spotted Owl breeding program based in Langley is hosting an online auction in support of the endangered species. The auction ends Dec. 1, 2020. (Jasmine McCulligh/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Animal Protection Society is asking people to think about the animals in need this holiday season, offering a number of ways to help. (Drew Harkness/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Santa Paw efforts afoot in Langley this Christmas

Aldergrove animal shelter develops new ways for people to help pets this holiday season

Langley Animal Protection Society is asking people to think about the animals in need this holiday season, offering a number of ways to help. (Drew Harkness/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Mozzarella found their “furever home” through Langley Animal Protection Society. (LAPS/Special to Aldergrove Star)

$28,000 raised for animals through Dream Vacation Lottery

Langley Animal Protection Society said it was their biggest year for this fundraiser

Mozzarella found their “furever home” through Langley Animal Protection Society. (LAPS/Special to Aldergrove Star)
Langley’s CARES cat shelter is holding an online fundraiser (file)

CARES cat shelter in Langley plans online fundraiser

Silent auction aims to fill some of the gap created by COVID-19 cancellations

Langley’s CARES cat shelter is holding an online fundraiser (file)