animal welfare

AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to Courtenay’s K9 Kind Dog Training & Behaviour Consulting, owned and operated by Carrie Lumsden. Photo supplied

Comox Valley dog trainer joins select club

Carrie Lumsden receives special BC SPCA accreditation

 

City councillors, after reviewing public feedback, voted to recommend the city move forward with an animal responsibility bylaw that will keep cats from roaming. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo a step closer to clawing back the freedom of roaming cats

Councillors consider public input at governance meeting, bylaw will still need to be adopted

 

Pamela Anderson is putting herself out there to promote the RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus and the vegan lifestyle. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson promotes Island animal sanctuary with billboard campaign

Island celebrity pushing animal compassion, vegan lifestyle, on behalf of RASTA Sanctuary

 

Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)

CRD looking for family of senior poodle found in Saanich with collar, dragging leash

Animal shelter employee took ‘Maria’ home for the holidays

Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)
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
Wild ARC rehabilitated a house mouse found stuck to a glue trap. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Metchosin animal rescue treats mouse found stuck to ‘inhumane’ glue trap

BC SPCA offers tips online for ethical methods for pest control

Wild ARC rehabilitated a house mouse found stuck to a glue trap. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)
The City of Nanaimo will defer readings of a draft animal responsibility bylaw until the new year to allow time for public engagement. (Stock photo)

‘Voluminous’ public response prompts Nanaimo to delay animal responsibility bylaw

Bylaw readings deferred to January to allow time for public consultation

The City of Nanaimo will defer readings of a draft animal responsibility bylaw until the new year to allow time for public engagement. (Stock photo)
A draft bylaw currently under review will lay out the responsibilities of pet owners and could keep cats from being ‘at large’ in neighbourhoods. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo looks at bylaw that would keep cats from roaming neighbourhoods

Sweeping draft lays out provisions for animal welfare, owner duties and city enforcement

A draft bylaw currently under review will lay out the responsibilities of pet owners and could keep cats from being ‘at large’ in neighbourhoods. (Stock photo)
The Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District SPCA and Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army joined forces to help pet owners and their beloved animals. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Groups set up program to help Parksville Qualicum Beach pet owners

SPCA, Salvation Army team up to provide for beloved animals

The Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District SPCA and Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army joined forces to help pet owners and their beloved animals. (Submitted photo)
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)
Widget, RASTA's senior potbelly pig, enjoying his treats. (Photo submitted)

Smashed pumpkins provide a royal Thanksgiving feast for animals at Island sanctuary

Substantial community donations to purchase pumpkins surpasses the initial goal

Widget, RASTA's senior potbelly pig, enjoying his treats. (Photo submitted)
The Victoria Humane Society (VHS) is removing its clothing donation boxes after they were vandalized. The boxes provided more than 10 per cent of the non-profit organization’s revenue, according to VHS Executive Director Penny Stone. (Facebook/VHS)

Victoria Humane Society takes revenue hit after donation bins vandalized

Organization removes clothing donation bins after contents removed, scattered

The Victoria Humane Society (VHS) is removing its clothing donation boxes after they were vandalized. The boxes provided more than 10 per cent of the non-profit organization’s revenue, according to VHS Executive Director Penny Stone. (Facebook/VHS)
Animal care technician Megan Buemann, with blind raven ambassador Dougal as he shows off for the camera at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Dougal the blind raven enjoys role as ambassador at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Bird helps animal care technicians teach visitors about his species

Animal care technician Megan Buemann, with blind raven ambassador Dougal as he shows off for the camera at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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)
Some caring individuals remove tape that had been wrapped around Maya the cat’s head. Photo from Facebook

Abused cat found inside Courtenay dumpster

‘It’s very disturbing that there is an individual or individuals like this in our community’

Some caring individuals remove tape that had been wrapped around Maya the cat’s head. Photo from Facebook
VIDEO: Oakleaf the moose, 8, euthanized at Greater Vancouver Zoo

VIDEO: Oakleaf the moose, 8, euthanized at Greater Vancouver Zoo

A concerned visitor published photos of the ‘emaciated’ animal to social media on Monday

VIDEO: Oakleaf the moose, 8, euthanized at Greater Vancouver Zoo
Regan Russell, a member of Toronto Pig Save. (Peta screenshot)

Animal rights activist killed while protesting pigs en route to Ontario slaughterhouse

Dozens of activists gathered at the plant Friday to mourn Regan Russell, a member of Toronto Pig Save

Regan Russell, a member of Toronto Pig Save. (Peta screenshot)
Victoria Animal Control seeks info after raccoon injured by illegally-set trap
Victoria Animal Control seeks info after raccoon injured by illegally-set trap
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)

B.C. firefighters rescue puppy from inside couch (yes, inside)

It’s a first, deputy fire chief says

Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Cowichan RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Cowichan RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Dogsafe has designed a Dog in a Hot Car Responder Checklist

Cowichan RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days