animal welfare

Homeless kittens rescued by TinyKittens in 2017. The group has had success in multiple local feral cat colonies in the last year. (TinyKittens/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

TinyKittens sees success in saving feral cat colonies

Trap, neuter, and release has been successful

 

Bebop, a pot-bellied pig found wandering in Langley, is heading to a new home after a stay at the Langley Animal Protection Society’s shelter in Aldergrove. (Happy Herd/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Lost Langley pig finds forever home after time at LAPS shelter

Bebop spent some of his time at the shelter learning to do tricks

 

Critter Care posted this image of one of the bear cubs that are now waking up from hibernation and will need donations of fish and chicken to eat (Facebook image)

Critter Care appeals for assistance in feeding their bear cubs

Thirteen black bear cubs are all waking up from hibernation with big appetites

 

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Mild-mannered Daisy the llama shares a bite and a hug with one-year-old Porter Milton. The 15-year-old Daisy was taken in by Kensington Prairie Farm in Aldergrove, which raised funds to pay for her surgery. (Kensington Prairie Farm/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Daisy the llama gets ‘nip and tuck’ after being rescued

Follow-up surgery went well, Aldergrove farm manager says

Mild-mannered Daisy the llama shares a bite and a hug with one-year-old Porter Milton. The 15-year-old Daisy was taken in by Kensington Prairie Farm in Aldergrove, which raised funds to pay for her surgery. (Kensington Prairie Farm/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The new facility in construction a few months ago. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Critter Care expands raccoon and skunk care centre

The Langley wildlife care centre takes in injured and orphaned animals

The new facility in construction a few months ago. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Dead long-eared myotis bat found outside a home. (Danielle Dagenais/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Program asks Aldergrove residents to report bat sightings

Researchers are looking to see if spread of White-nose Syndrome in Washington has entered B.C.

Dead long-eared myotis bat found outside a home. (Danielle Dagenais/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Langley Township firefighter Stephanie Thurston and her dog Felix are also featured in this year’s fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Calendar offers super cute factor

Langley Township firefighters return with a popular, and ideal last minute gift idea

Langley Township firefighter Stephanie Thurston and her dog Felix are also featured in this year’s fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

BC SPCA calls for moratorium after minks, workers at farm contract COVID

More than 200 mink have died already at farm affected by COVID-19 in Chilliwack

Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mink on Chilliwack farm test positive for COVID-19 virus

Government sent samples to lab after eight farm workers also tested positive

Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Raider is one of the cats available for adoption at the CARES cat shelter. (CARES website)

Langley cat group fundraiser offers coffee, china and champagne

CARES cat shelter is holding a holiday auction with a goal to raise $2,000

Raider is one of the cats available for adoption at the CARES cat shelter. (CARES website)
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
Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave’s worried Kevin won’t make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

VIDEO: Kevin, the famous Penticton goose, needs help

Humans like Dave Chuokalos want to help their fine-feathered friend who hangs out at Okanagan Lake

Dave Choukalos visits with Kevin, the broken winged Canada goose, a few times a week. Dave’s worried Kevin won’t make it through winter. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
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LETTER: Feral cat stats show troubling view of cat disposability

Pet overpopulation is an issue for Langley’s neighbouring communities

  • Nov 2, 2020
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Tide turns for turkeys at Aldergrove sanctuary

Tide turns for turkeys at Aldergrove sanctuary

It’s about feeding turkeys, not eating turkeys this Thanksgiving at the Happy Herd rescue facility

  • Oct 12, 2020
Tide turns for turkeys at Aldergrove sanctuary
Volunteers at Critter Care rehabilitate injured or orphaned raccoons and return them to the wild. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley wildlife centre desperate for caregivers

Critter Care is in need of co-op students as COVID curtails number of international interns

Volunteers at Critter Care rehabilitate injured or orphaned raccoons and return them to the wild. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Animal Protection Society hosts their Dreams Do Come True virtual gala on Sept. 26. (LAPS/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Langley Animal Protection Society offers up annual gala in a box

Dreams Do Come True fundraiser goes virtual on Sept. 26, with online auction items up for bid

Langley Animal Protection Society hosts their Dreams Do Come True virtual gala on Sept. 26. (LAPS/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Aldergrove’s Little Oink Bank pig sanctuary has moved to Oliver, B.C. (Carrie Shogan/Special to The Star)

Little Oink Bank heads east to Oliver

Aldergrove pig sanctuary moved to the Okanagan this summer for a fresh start and more space

Aldergrove’s Little Oink Bank pig sanctuary has moved to Oliver, B.C. (Carrie Shogan/Special to The Star)
A Marine Mammal Rescue Centre veterinarian removes a plastic packing band from the neck of a Stellar’s sea lion at the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve on Sept. 10. (Courtesy of Mara Radawetz)

Plastic band removed from neck of Greater Victoria sea lion

Entanglement injuries in seals and sea lions a regular occurrence at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

A Marine Mammal Rescue Centre veterinarian removes a plastic packing band from the neck of a Stellar’s sea lion at the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve on Sept. 10. (Courtesy of Mara Radawetz)