Pets & People

Michelle Kirby holds her Light Brahma chicken, Sakura. The feather-footed hen is only a few months old and is part of the small brood Kirby purchased after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Pandemic spurs egg-citement for backyard chickens in Greater Victoria

Fowl surge in popularity during COVID-19 pandemic

 

Every month for 10 years, volunteers with Vets for Pets have treated animals of low income, transient and homeless people at Our Place. (File submitted/ Richard Leon Gauthier Photography)

Vet services for Victoria’s pets of the homeless cancelled for first time in a decade

Vets for Pets faces a volunteer shortage that’s forced the group to cancel its recent service

 

Goldie contemplates her near-death adventure with a group of very tough otters. (Photo courtesy Kindred Spirit Veterinary Hospital)

Goldie’s Dallas Road adventure with otters a cautionary tale for dog owners

Off-leash dogs and wildlife can make for a poor mix, veterinary staffer says