Animals

Sarah Jones playing outside LAPS with Pepper (Madison McKenzie/Aldergrove Star)

Langley Animal Protection Society adds new face to the team

Sarah Jones takes over executive director seat

 

The pigs at Aldergrove-based Happy Herd farm are looking for more tasty treats this pumpkin season. (Tiffany Akins/Aldergrove Star files)

Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary looking for tasty donation

Pumpkins aren’t only a pig favourite, donkeys, goats, and chickens love tasting the seasonal treat

 

Winston, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, canine concierge enjoys a few moments alone in a room with a personalized bathrobe, a miniature toy Winston and some rom service drinks  Don Denton photo

Has your life gone to the dogs?

Pet-friendly means you can bring Fido

  • Sep 29, 2021
Winston, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, canine concierge enjoys a few moments alone in a room with a personalized bathrobe, a miniature toy Winston and some rom service drinks  Don Denton photo
Five kittens have all found homes after being rescued from a landfill in Fort Steele on Monday, September 20, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Long)

PAWSITIVE UPDATE: 5 kittens thought to be dumped at Kootenay landfill actually born there

One worker at the landfill luckily saw something moving in the pile

Five kittens have all found homes after being rescued from a landfill in Fort Steele on Monday, September 20, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Long)
Bighorn sheep like this one shown here are dying in large numbers near Grand Forks, according to the Wild Sheep Society of B.C. Photo: Facebook / Wild Sheep Society of BC

20 bighorn sheep near Grand Forks die due to disease; group searching area for others

Twenty sheep found dead near city, says concerned non-profit

Bighorn sheep like this one shown here are dying in large numbers near Grand Forks, according to the Wild Sheep Society of B.C. Photo: Facebook / Wild Sheep Society of BC
Kangaroo Creek Farm will open on April 29 for the season. (Kangaroo Creek Farm/Facebook)

Painful Truth: Evolution is just plain weird

Consider marsupials, and their extinct relatives

Kangaroo Creek Farm will open on April 29 for the season. (Kangaroo Creek Farm/Facebook)
Horse trainer Ian Tipton walks with his dogs past the burial mound where his two horses Jacinto and Cipato are buried at his facility near Sundre, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Horse trainer Ian Tipton walks with his dogs past the burial mound where his two horses Jacinto and Cipato are buried at his facility near Sundre, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Oliver RCMP Const. Walsh feeds a very hungry pig that was without a food source during recent evacuations from the Nk’Mip fire. (contributed)

Oliver Mountie helps hungry pig left behind during Nk’Mip fire evacuations

The officer brought produce to the pig for two days

Oliver RCMP Const. Walsh feeds a very hungry pig that was without a food source during recent evacuations from the Nk’Mip fire. (contributed)
Happy Herd recently held a yoga session, where participants did their workout alongside some friendly turkeys, chickens, and pigs – including Lucy. (Shailee Shah/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Up for some unique yoga companions?

Aldergrove’s Happy Herd animal sanctuary hosts exercise classes with pigs and turkeys

  • Jul 26, 2021
Happy Herd recently held a yoga session, where participants did their workout alongside some friendly turkeys, chickens, and pigs – including Lucy. (Shailee Shah/Special to Black Press Media)
Dr. Renee Ferguson checked out a Jack Russell terrier. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley vet earns high industry praise

Mountain View team given national accolades as best practice of the year

Dr. Renee Ferguson checked out a Jack Russell terrier. (Langley Advance Times files)
In the hot dry weather this past month, Walnut Groves Dallas Lang and her faithful companion Chewie, their eight-year-old golden retriever, have taken to going for walks a little extra early in the morning. “We were up before dawn to beat the heat with our daily walk; 4 am is so quiet and peaceful. We loved it!” Lang shared. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Early morning walks idea in heat

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • Jul 24, 2021
In the hot dry weather this past month, Walnut Groves Dallas Lang and her faithful companion Chewie, their eight-year-old golden retriever, have taken to going for walks a little extra early in the morning. “We were up before dawn to beat the heat with our daily walk; 4 am is so quiet and peaceful. We loved it!” Lang shared. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A coyote attacked three people in Stanley Park on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Conservation Officer Service/Facebook)

4 coyotes euthanized following attack on toddler in Stanley Park

B.C. Conservation Officer Service says it’s unsure whether the animals killed overnight were those involved

A coyote attacked three people in Stanley Park on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Conservation Officer Service/Facebook)
Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)

Fisherman reels in 5-foot shark near Nanaimo

Roy Ban snagged a sixgill shark last week in relatively shallow waters

Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)
This unidentified dog is looking for her owner following the Lytton fire. (BC SPCA)

UPDATE: SPCA reconnect dog with her owners after Lytton fire

Dog was found by DFO workers near 12 Mile Road and has an injury to one leg

This unidentified dog is looking for her owner following the Lytton fire. (BC SPCA)
A cougar was recorded on a home security system in Aldergrove at 33 Ave and 266a Street. (Screenshot)

Cougar recorded on home security system in Aldergrove

Wildcat was spotted in driveway at 33 Ave and 266a Street overnight on June 28

A cougar was recorded on a home security system in Aldergrove at 33 Ave and 266a Street. (Screenshot)
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)
Baby Snoot is a chihuahua cross who was born with a cleft palate. He is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Snoot’ the survivor: Cleft palate puppy brought to SPCA just hours old

Funds raised from Lock-In For Love will help vulnerable animals in B.C. like the little chihuahua-cross

Baby Snoot is a chihuahua cross who was born with a cleft palate. He is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vancouver’s Bunny Cafe opened on Tuesday, June 22, at 1696 Venables St. (Instagram/Angelandhare)

Ear-resistible bunnies up for adoption at B.C.’s first bunny cafe

It’s a cafe and temporary foster environment for abandoned bunnies in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver’s Bunny Cafe opened on Tuesday, June 22, at 1696 Venables St. (Instagram/Angelandhare)
A llama on the loose on an Ontario highway has been reunited with its owner on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (OPP Highway Safety Division)

VIDEO: Llama on the loose near Ontario highway reunited with owners

Police found the llama wandering around a southbound lane

A llama on the loose on an Ontario highway has been reunited with its owner on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (OPP Highway Safety Division)