Animals

An injured mule deer buck was located and euthanized in Quesnel on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)

Deer wandering with arrow in side euthanized in Quesnel, sparking warning to hunters

The animal was located by the Conservation Officer Service and the RCMP

 

Two women escaped a stalking cougar by jumping into Kalamalka Lake Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (File photo)

Pair of women jump into lake to escape cougar in Okanagan

The women entered Kalamalka Lake after the cougar continued to approach them

 

Volunteers took turns washing the animals in the hotel's bathrooms. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: More than 100 rescue animals stranded in Revelstoke hotel

The animals were on their way from Moose Jaw to Vancouver

 

CARES cat shelter is seeing rising pet surrender rates this summer – invites public to attend upcoming adoption event. (CARES)

Kitties up for adoption in Langley

Local shelter reaches capacity due, inflation makes situation more difficult

CARES cat shelter is seeing rising pet surrender rates this summer – invites public to attend upcoming adoption event. (CARES)
Members of Facebook group Fraser Valley Pugs gathered in Fort Langley to a networking event and raised money for Mission’s SAINT animal sanctuary. (Photos by Mary Freeman)

Pugs dress up for Halloween

Families helped a recently started club raise money for an animal sanctuary

Members of Facebook group Fraser Valley Pugs gathered in Fort Langley to a networking event and raised money for Mission’s SAINT animal sanctuary. (Photos by Mary Freeman)
Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)

Therapy bunnies melting worries away for B.C. students

Abbotsford’s Cornerstone Christian School introduces lop-eared rabbits as newest members of staff

Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)
(Pixabay file photo)

Three B.C. communities in top 5 of Canada’s ‘rattiest’ cities

Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna all make the list

(Pixabay file photo)
Callie, aka Piper, after his rescue from the underground drainage pipe. (LAPS/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Tabby rescued from Langley City sewer system dubbed Piper

The lost cat’s owners have been found, and he’s going home after vet treatment

Callie, aka Piper, after his rescue from the underground drainage pipe. (LAPS/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Clive Ellis is on the board of CARES. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

CARES invite people to meet shelter cats

Adoptathon is by appointment only

Clive Ellis is on the board of CARES. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Babes and Bullies fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue raised $5,600 and attracted about 100 people. The event was organized to honour Marvin – the dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fundraiser organizer thanks community with tears of joy

Event was in memory and honour of Marvin, the dog

Babes and Bullies fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue raised $5,600 and attracted about 100 people. The event was organized to honour Marvin – the dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Clive Ellis is a long-time CARES volunteer. (Langley Advance Times files)

Local cat shelter turns leisure walks into a fundraiser

Walking apparently isn’t beneficial just for humans, says Langley cat care facility operators

Clive Ellis is a long-time CARES volunteer. (Langley Advance Times files)
A black bear caught in a trap in Port Alice near the end of August. (Brian Grover/Port Alice News and Views Facebook photo)

Four bears killed this month in Vancouver Island village, here’s why

Conservation officers euthanize 4 animals habituated to gorging on village’s overflowing dumpsters

A black bear caught in a trap in Port Alice near the end of August. (Brian Grover/Port Alice News and Views Facebook photo)
Kim McDougall works as steward for Equestrian Canada. She has been hired by Thunderbird Canada to ensure safety of animals and spectators at the Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman serves as steward at tbird’s top events

Retired flight attendant now works with high fliers of a different sort

Kim McDougall works as steward for Equestrian Canada. She has been hired by Thunderbird Canada to ensure safety of animals and spectators at the Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Coy Cosburn took her two-year old cat, Sabrina Rose, who won the Bengal cat category, to the Langley show jointly hosted by Cat Fanciers of BC and Garden City Cat Fanciers on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Coy Cosburn took her two-year old cat, Sabrina Rose, who won the Bengal cat category, to the Langley show jointly hosted by Cat Fanciers of BC and Garden City Cat Fanciers on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)

Beached baby porpoise rescued from tidal pool on Vancouver Island

Porpoise calf found thrashing in sand and rocks in Nanoose Bay

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)
Screenshot from Fraser Valley Rose Farm Youtube video.

VIDEO: Lonely B.C. duck follows humans around after coyotes kill her friends

Duck was recently rehomed to Pender Island to live with other birds

Screenshot from Fraser Valley Rose Farm Youtube video.
Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pigs as pets: B.C. man starts petition following death of illegal pet pig Hamson

Eli Gagne wants to change FVRD bylaw after pet pig was re-homed and died 4 hours later

Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The zoo in Aldergrove is expecting to release close to 200 western painted turtles throughout the Fraser Valley this year. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Western painted turtles reclaiming their habitat

Program at Aldergrove’s Greater Vancouver Zoo allows only native B.C. turtle to gain in numbers

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The zoo in Aldergrove is expecting to release close to 200 western painted turtles throughout the Fraser Valley this year. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)
Hosted by the four Rotary Clubs in Langley, the third annual RibFest is expected to attract more than 35,000 people this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley RibFest to be close to 100% sustainable this year

Kids’ zone to offer Nintendo gaming experience, for the first time

Hosted by the four Rotary Clubs in Langley, the third annual RibFest is expected to attract more than 35,000 people this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Babes and Bullies is a fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue. The event is being organized to honour the Marvin – the dog passed away in April. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

United by their love of a dog, two women initiate ‘hug-a-bull’ fundraiser

Langley event will honour Marvin, who passed away in April

Babes and Bullies is a fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue. The event is being organized to honour the Marvin – the dog passed away in April. (Special to Langley Advance Times)