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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

 

Tiny Kittens founder Shelly Roche said there are an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 feral cats in Langley. Many cats the local non-profit rescues require special needs and more resources to nurse back to health, like Thor and his seeing eye cat Nyla. (Tiny Kittens)

Upwards of 30,000 feral cats in Langley an ‘invisible’ problem, Tiny Kittens founder says

Fort Langley non-profit broadcasts 24-hour live stream of rescues

 

Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)

Two B.C. Kittens in need medical support after falling from highrises

BC SPCA starts fundraising for kittens in Victoria and Vancouver

 

A photo of Natasha Fluffy Bottom at the vet on Aug. 28. Submitted photo.

Young kitten thrown from vehicle on Highway 11 in Mission, rescued by passerby

10 kittens of similar colouring found abandoned up Sylvester Road on same day

A photo of Natasha Fluffy Bottom at the vet on Aug. 28. Submitted photo.
Warning the following photos are graphic in nature.

Reports of mutilated cats discovered in Kelowna

This story contains graphic information and photos, viewer discretion is advised

Warning the following photos are graphic in nature.
Curtis, now recovered from several days atop a tree near Fort Langley, will soon be adoptable from the Patti Dale Animal Shelter. (LAPS photo)

Cat rescued from 100-foot tree near Fort Langley

Curtis had scrambled to the top and had been stuck there for days

Curtis, now recovered from several days atop a tree near Fort Langley, will soon be adoptable from the Patti Dale Animal Shelter. (LAPS photo)
Kittens (BC SPCA handout)

BC SPCA team helps discover new feline virus after 43 cats and kittens fall ill

Fechavirus is a kind of parvovirus, which makes cats and kittens very sick

Kittens (BC SPCA handout)
LETTER: The pawsitive tale of Mary the cat

LETTER: The pawsitive tale of Mary the cat

Local feline shares story of adoption through C.A.R.E.S. in Langley

LETTER: The pawsitive tale of Mary the cat
Hannah & Shoshi have found a ‘fur’ever home. (LAPS/Special to Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Adopted a new furry family member?

Shelters are seeing a high number of adoptions during the crisis

  • Apr 22, 2020
Hannah & Shoshi have found a ‘fur’ever home. (LAPS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lennox is doing much better after surgery, but he was found by the side of the road in Langley a week ago having been shot in the face. (LAPS)

Cat shot in face survives after rescue by Langley Good Samaritan

Taken to a shelter, Lennox was rushed to a vet and is now recovering

Lennox is doing much better after surgery, but he was found by the side of the road in Langley a week ago having been shot in the face. (LAPS)
Manny the Manx is one of CARES’ cats who was successfully adopted. (Photo contributed)

Adopt-A-Thon seeks homes for Langley shelter cats

A local rescue organization is hosting its first big adoption event of 2020

Manny the Manx is one of CARES’ cats who was successfully adopted. (Photo contributed)
Donnie Darko is one of four adoptable cats rescued from a bad situation earlier this year, and now comfortable enough around humans to go to a new home. (LAPS BC)

Rescued cats among last 12 at LAPS in need of homes for Christmas

Almost 100 cats and dogs have been adopted already

Donnie Darko is one of four adoptable cats rescued from a bad situation earlier this year, and now comfortable enough around humans to go to a new home. (LAPS BC)
Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)

Adopt an animal through BC SPCA for half price this weekend

Animal lovers can head to shelters across the province on Nov. 9

Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)
TinyKittens YouTube success fuels more cat rescue efforts

TinyKittens YouTube success fuels more cat rescue efforts

The Langley-based non-profit has inspired TNR groups thanks to its viral videos

TinyKittens YouTube success fuels more cat rescue efforts
Langley’s one-eyed Shelly one of many special needs cats in need of adoption

Langley’s one-eyed Shelly one of many special needs cats in need of adoption

Cat Therapy and Rescue specializes in finding homes for cats with extra needs

Langley’s one-eyed Shelly one of many special needs cats in need of adoption
Dax, the cat who owns the human who writes this column. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Painful Truth: How to train your human

Cats are hard to train to do tricks. But they’re pretty good at training us.

Dax, the cat who owns the human who writes this column. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
LAPS staff member Amy Parker checks out a kitten from a litter being fostered by longtime volunteer Linda Borden, center. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Kitten season brings felines in need of new homes to Langley shelter

Hundreds of kittens are expected to pass through LAPS in the next few months

LAPS staff member Amy Parker checks out a kitten from a litter being fostered by longtime volunteer Linda Borden, center. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Gunner, a young but large dog awaiting adoption at LAPS, offered “help” to LAPS executive director Jayne Nelson and finance director Sean Baker as they tied their running shoes. The Furry Tails Foot Race fundraiser is coming up at the end of the month. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Runners ready for Langley’s Furry Tails Foot Race

The annual fundraiser and run/walk benefits the Patti Dale Animal Shelter

Gunner, a young but large dog awaiting adoption at LAPS, offered “help” to LAPS executive director Jayne Nelson and finance director Sean Baker as they tied their running shoes. The Furry Tails Foot Race fundraiser is coming up at the end of the month. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Piper and Carys Murdock handed over donations from their birthday party to help the CARES cat shelter in Langley.

Girls offer birthday gifts to Langley cat shelter

The White Rock girls helped support CARES in lieu of receiving gifts

  • Apr 1, 2019
Piper and Carys Murdock handed over donations from their birthday party to help the CARES cat shelter in Langley.
Bylaws in the Victoria mandate that cats need to be in control of owners at all times when out in public, so don’t forget to bring your leash. (Wikimedia Commons)

Leash your cat or face a $150 fine in Victoria

Current city bylaws mandate that cats must be under their owner’s control in public spaces

Bylaws in the Victoria mandate that cats need to be in control of owners at all times when out in public, so don’t forget to bring your leash. (Wikimedia Commons)