animal welfare

Langley Animal Protection Society is asking people to think about the animals in need this holiday season, offering a number of ways to help. (Drew Harkness/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Santa Paw efforts afoot in Langley this Christmas

Aldergrove animal shelter develops new ways for people to help pets this holiday season

 

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.

 

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

 

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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
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Tide turns for turkeys at Aldergrove sanctuary

Tide turns for turkeys at Aldergrove sanctuary

It’s about feeding turkeys, not eating turkeys this Thanksgiving at the Happy Herd rescue facility

  • Oct 12, 2020
Tide turns for turkeys at Aldergrove sanctuary
Volunteers at Critter Care rehabilitate injured or orphaned raccoons and return them to the wild. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley wildlife centre desperate for caregivers

Critter Care is in need of co-op students as COVID curtails number of international interns

Volunteers at Critter Care rehabilitate injured or orphaned raccoons and return them to the wild. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Animal Protection Society hosts their Dreams Do Come True virtual gala on Sept. 26. (LAPS/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Langley Animal Protection Society offers up annual gala in a box

Dreams Do Come True fundraiser goes virtual on Sept. 26, with online auction items up for bid

Langley Animal Protection Society hosts their Dreams Do Come True virtual gala on Sept. 26. (LAPS/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Aldergrove’s Little Oink Bank pig sanctuary has moved to Oliver, B.C. (Carrie Shogan/Special to The Star)

Little Oink Bank heads east to Oliver

Aldergrove pig sanctuary moved to the Okanagan this summer for a fresh start and more space

Aldergrove’s Little Oink Bank pig sanctuary has moved to Oliver, B.C. (Carrie Shogan/Special to The Star)
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)
Pet rabbits were vaccinated from RHDV2 by Langley’s Apex Animal Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 23. (Rabbitats Rescue Society/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Pet rabbits were vaccinated from RHDV2 by Langley’s Apex Animal Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 23. (Rabbitats Rescue Society/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Prepared by an executive chef, LAPS’ “Gala-in-a-Box” is to include a three-course meal and wine pairing hand-delivered to doorsteps in Langley Aug. 26 (LAPS photo)

LAPS staff think ‘outside the box’ to provide this year’s Gala-in-a-Box

The animal welfare agency wants to see ‘Dreams Come True’ in Langley with $70,000 fundraising goal

Prepared by an executive chef, LAPS’ “Gala-in-a-Box” is to include a three-course meal and wine pairing hand-delivered to doorsteps in Langley Aug. 26 (LAPS photo)
Linda Annis and Shawn Eccles announce a new partnership between Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers and the BCSPCA Aug. 12. Annis, the executive director for Crime Stoppers, and Eccles, senior manager of Cruelty Investigations for the BCSPCA, are flanked by two BCSPCA special constables. (Photo:Malin Jordan)

BCSPCA partners with Crime Stoppers

Many call in to the SPCA, but want to remain anonymous: Eccles

Linda Annis and Shawn Eccles announce a new partnership between Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers and the BCSPCA Aug. 12. Annis, the executive director for Crime Stoppers, and Eccles, senior manager of Cruelty Investigations for the BCSPCA, are flanked by two BCSPCA special constables. (Photo:Malin Jordan)
The Critter Care face coverings come in otter, black bear, raccoon, and fawn designs. (Critter Care/Website)

Langley’s Critter Care now selling face masks of the animals they rescue

Wildlife centre launches online swag store mid-pandemic to help fund its rescues

The Critter Care face coverings come in otter, black bear, raccoon, and fawn designs. (Critter Care/Website)
VIDEO: Eight-year-old moose, Oakleaf, euthanized at Greater Vancouver Zoo

VIDEO: Eight-year-old moose, Oakleaf, euthanized at Greater Vancouver Zoo

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

VIDEO: Eight-year-old moose, Oakleaf, euthanized at Greater Vancouver Zoo
The Aldergrove zoo’s eight-year-old moose, female Oakleaf, was pictured on Monday, July 20, with her ribcage visible. (Shannon Marcoux/Special to the Star)

Photos of ‘emaciated’ senior moose at Greater Vancouver Zoo spark call to SPCA

Langley resident Shannon Marcoux was the first to speak out about the animal’s visible condition

The Aldergrove zoo’s eight-year-old moose, female Oakleaf, was pictured on Monday, July 20, with her ribcage visible. (Shannon Marcoux/Special to the Star)
A typically well attended open house will not be moving ahead this year at Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The annual open house weekend is the only two days in the day the centre is open to the public. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Critter Care in Langley cancels annual open house

Annual event in the past has helped the non-profit raise $30,000

A typically well attended open house will not be moving ahead this year at Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The annual open house weekend is the only two days in the day the centre is open to the public. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Three orphaned grizzly bear cubs came into the care of the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove this week, from the Calgary zoo after their mother was killed by hunters. (Greater Vancouver Zoo photo)

Conservationists in race against time to rehabilitate grizzly cubs transferred to Aldergrove zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

Three orphaned grizzly bear cubs came into the care of the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove this week, from the Calgary zoo after their mother was killed by hunters. (Greater Vancouver Zoo photo)
Langley vigil demands justice for Ontario animal activist killed protesting slaughterhouse

Langley vigil demands justice for Ontario animal activist killed protesting slaughterhouse

More than two dozen people gathered at Britco Pork to remember Regan Russell, and fight Bill 156

Langley vigil demands justice for Ontario animal activist killed protesting slaughterhouse
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)
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)