animal welfare

Cars make their way among the elk at Omega animal park in Montebello, Que., on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Two Quebec men will appear in a Gatineau, Que., court today after they were charged for allegedly breaking into the park and killing three wild boars and an elk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

2 Quebec men in court today for allegedly killing animals at safari park

Police found four animal carcasses inside a vehicle after a guard reported a break-in

 

NEW CUTLINE Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society is moving to a farm near port Renfrew, but will continue to assist abandoned cats in Sooke. (Contributed - SAFARS)

Sooke animal rescue group on the move

SAFARS finds a new home at a farm in Port Renfrew

 

A horse that had slipped into a ditch sometime overnight Thursday was on the road again Friday morning, thanks to the efforts of volunteers and Central Saanich firefighters. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)

Horse rescue all in a day’s work for Central Saanich firefighters

Animal had slipped into a ditch, but was pulled out safe and sound

 

Honey needs new wheels after being found paralyzed on the side of a road. (GVAC/Facebook)

Greater Victoria animal rescue fundraises for paralyzed, abandoned pup

The organization plans to try physiotherapy but says: ‘Honey needs wheels’

Honey needs new wheels after being found paralyzed on the side of a road. (GVAC/Facebook)
This chihuahua was among the animals rescued in Fort St. James. (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA seize 123 neglected animals in Fort St. James, 130 found dead in Vanderhoof

A staggering 120 cats and three small dogs were taken from the property

This chihuahua was among the animals rescued in Fort St. James. (BC SPCA)
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, Bronx Zoo elephant “Happy” strolls inside the zoo’s Asia Habitat in New York. A legal fight to release Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo after 45 years will be argued Wednesday, May 18, 2022, before New York’s highest court in a closely watched case over whether a basic right for people can be extended to an animal. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Happy the elephant isn’t a person, top New York court rules

Group was seeking to have Bronx Zoo resident released on grounds of illegal confinement

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, Bronx Zoo elephant “Happy” strolls inside the zoo’s Asia Habitat in New York. A legal fight to release Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo after 45 years will be argued Wednesday, May 18, 2022, before New York’s highest court in a closely watched case over whether a basic right for people can be extended to an animal. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Twenty-three cats ranging in age from newborn to five weeks old were rescued from a Sooke-based animal welfare group. (Contributed - SAFARS)

23 kittens rescued from ‘hoarding situation’ in Port Renfrew home

Cats left without water and food, says animal welfare group

Twenty-three cats ranging in age from newborn to five weeks old were rescued from a Sooke-based animal welfare group. (Contributed - SAFARS)
Kevin Costner arrives for a rally with Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Milford, N.H. An animal rights group says it has sent a letter to Costner urging him to step away as parade marshal for the Calgary Stampede this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke

Animal rights group asks Calgary Stampede parade marshal Kevin Costner to step aside

‘As always, we welcome PETA for a direct discussion regarding our animal care practices’

Kevin Costner arrives for a rally with Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Milford, N.H. An animal rights group says it has sent a letter to Costner urging him to step away as parade marshal for the Calgary Stampede this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke
Pets receive basic care during Helping Paws clinic hours at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Photos by Courtenay Large)

Non-profit animal clinic in Nanaimo receives donation of 500 pet microchips

Helping Paws also provides health check-ups and flea prevention

Pets receive basic care during Helping Paws clinic hours at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Photos by Courtenay Large)
Kathleen Davis, CRD Animal Care Services kennel master, provides professional care to animals temporarily separated from their owners or requiring re-homing. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich transfers animal control services to Capital Regional District

Move designed to streamline services in the municipality

Kathleen Davis, CRD Animal Care Services kennel master, provides professional care to animals temporarily separated from their owners or requiring re-homing. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

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Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A pack of sled dogs belonging to Holmes, Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities in Wasilla are investigating a March 30, 2022 incident involving dogs owned by musher Holmes, who finished third in year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and stars in “Life Below Zero: Alaska” on the National Geographic channel. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Sled dogs owned by Iditarod reality TV star kill pet dog named ‘Lucky’

‘There’s no way to not be distraught about this’

Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A pack of sled dogs belonging to Holmes, Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities in Wasilla are investigating a March 30, 2022 incident involving dogs owned by musher Holmes, who finished third in year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and stars in “Life Below Zero: Alaska” on the National Geographic channel. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
J.P. Arsenault and Kato - the macaw parrot currently being fostered by Arsenault by means of the ‘New Beginnings Parrot Support Group’. (Peter McCully photo)

Exotic bird support group taking wing to educate mid-Island owners

‘You can want a bird but the bird has got to want you as well’

J.P. Arsenault and Kato - the macaw parrot currently being fostered by Arsenault by means of the ‘New Beginnings Parrot Support Group’. (Peter McCully photo)
A camel receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg in a handout photo. The zoo uses a vaccine made uniquely for animals to protect them against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Assiniboine Park Zoo

Winnipeg zoo giving COVID-19 vaccine to 55 animals including tigers and snow leopards

Primates, big cats, and those that have closer interaction with human caregivers more vulnerable

A camel receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg in a handout photo. The zoo uses a vaccine made uniquely for animals to protect them against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Assiniboine Park Zoo
Adopted into the family four years ago, Orion, an orange and white tabby with white paws with distinctive sunken eyes left home Feb. 16 and didn’t return to his home near Majestic Park. (Courtesy Florence Cougoulat)

Saanich couple calls in a dog to track missing beloved cat

Orion the tabby has a medical condition and needs daily medication

Adopted into the family four years ago, Orion, an orange and white tabby with white paws with distinctive sunken eyes left home Feb. 16 and didn’t return to his home near Majestic Park. (Courtesy Florence Cougoulat)
Dubbed Sea Lionel Richie by his rescuers with the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, the stellar sea lion died on Feb. 10 – five days after being rescued from the beach. (Marine Mammal Rescue Centre/Facebook)

Sad end for Sea Lionel Richie, rescued off Central Saanich beach

Necropsy results pending after death of 2-year-old sea lion

Dubbed Sea Lionel Richie by his rescuers with the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, the stellar sea lion died on Feb. 10 – five days after being rescued from the beach. (Marine Mammal Rescue Centre/Facebook)
Three rabbits were allegedly killed and dissected in a classroom on Jan. 28, in front of school students aged 9 to 12 years old, said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This photographed rabbit is not one in the incident. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Rabbits allegedly killed and dissected in front of Haida Gwaii elementary school children

Lesson was cruel and traumatizing to young students, said animal rights group

Three rabbits were allegedly killed and dissected in a classroom on Jan. 28, in front of school students aged 9 to 12 years old, said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This photographed rabbit is not one in the incident. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Hazel was rescued at the Anahim Lake transfer station and brought to the WL SPCA for care. (BC SPCA photo)

Injured cat abandoned at B.C. transfer station recovering at Williams Lake SPCA

BC SPCA seeking donations to cover vet bills to treat broken femur

Hazel was rescued at the Anahim Lake transfer station and brought to the WL SPCA for care. (BC SPCA photo)
Feral cats tended to by the Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Society. The society celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. (Contributed - SAFARS)

Sooke animal rescue group celebrates 10th anniversary

SAFARS helps make a difference to abandoned cats in the region

Feral cats tended to by the Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Society. The society celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. (Contributed - SAFARS)
Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

Love for Betty White tallies to nearly $500,000 for animal welfare groups in B.C.

What would have been iconic actor’s 100th birthday sees $40,000 donated to Victoria Humane Society

Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)