Animals

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital has been certified at the highest level by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the second veterinary hospital in Canada to achieve the designation and the only hospital south of the Fraser River. (Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital/Facebook)

Langley animal hospital earns highest certification from veterinary society, only second in Canada

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital is a Level 1 emergency and critical care facility

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital has been certified at the highest level by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the second veterinary hospital in Canada to achieve the designation and the only hospital south of the Fraser River. (Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital/Facebook)
FILE – A mink sniffs the air as he surveys the river beach in search of food, in meadow near the village of Khatenchitsy, 65 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of Minsk, Belarus on September 4, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Sergei Grits MANDATORY CREDIT

David Suzuki, experts pen letter bashing B.C. mink farms’ role in COVID spread

Two mink farms in B.C. have had COVID-19 outbreaks

FILE – A mink sniffs the air as he surveys the river beach in search of food, in meadow near the village of Khatenchitsy, 65 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of Minsk, Belarus on September 4, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Sergei Grits MANDATORY CREDIT
The top part of the fossil burrow, seen from the side, with feathery lines from the disturbance of the soil – thought to be caused by the worm pulling prey into the burrow. (Paleoenvironntal Sediment Laboratory/National Taiwan University)

PHOTOS: SFU researchers find evidence of ‘giant’ predatory worms on ocean floor

Fossils found the prove the existence of an ancient Taiwanese worm as long as two metres

The top part of the fossil burrow, seen from the side, with feathery lines from the disturbance of the soil – thought to be caused by the worm pulling prey into the burrow. (Paleoenvironntal Sediment Laboratory/National Taiwan University)
Jackie Hildering, whale researcher with the Marine Education and Research Society, and Nanaimo Area Land Trust will present the Return of Giants, a webinar about the humpback whales’ return from the brink of extinction and how boaters can help protect them. (Jackie Hildering/MERS photo taken under Marine Mammal License MML-42)

‘Return of the Giants:’ B.C. getting 2nd chance to coexist with humpback whales

‘Marine Detective’ partners with Nanaimo stewardship group on webinar

Jackie Hildering, whale researcher with the Marine Education and Research Society, and Nanaimo Area Land Trust will present the Return of Giants, a webinar about the humpback whales’ return from the brink of extinction and how boaters can help protect them. (Jackie Hildering/MERS photo taken under Marine Mammal License MML-42)
“Comet,” born Dec. 18, survived his mother’s death at Christina Lake’s Fuster Cluck Farm after local farmers stepped in with life-saving milk. Comet is pictured in the home of Fuster Cluck’s Amy Enns-Haywood and Nigel Haywood. Photo courtesy of Amy Enns-Haywood.

Baby goat survives rocky birth at Kootenay farm after neighbours pitch in

“Comet” is thriving at Fuster Cluck Farm, where he plays with other baby goats and the farmers’ daughter

“Comet,” born Dec. 18, survived his mother’s death at Christina Lake’s Fuster Cluck Farm after local farmers stepped in with life-saving milk. Comet is pictured in the home of Fuster Cluck’s Amy Enns-Haywood and Nigel Haywood. Photo courtesy of Amy Enns-Haywood.
A deer was spotted in October 2020 in Prince Rupert, B.C., with a bright pink yoga ball stuck in its antlers. (Kayla Vickers/Chronicles Of Hammy The Deer Official Page)

Oh deer: A look at B.C.’s top animal stories of 2020

From puppies to a very special goose, 2020 brought out the best in our fluffy friends

A deer was spotted in October 2020 in Prince Rupert, B.C., with a bright pink yoga ball stuck in its antlers. (Kayla Vickers/Chronicles Of Hammy The Deer Official Page)
A litter of cute black lab puppies were born last month at LAPS, and staff had fun watching them play under the Christmas tree. (Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Langley puppies tickled to discover Christmas

A litter of black labs frolic among the presents at Langley Animal Protection Society

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A litter of cute black lab puppies were born last month at LAPS, and staff had fun watching them play under the Christmas tree. (Special to Black Press Media)
Langley Township firefighter Stephanie Thurston and her dog Felix are also featured in this year’s fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Calendar offers super cute factor

Langley Township firefighters return with a popular, and ideal last minute gift idea

Langley Township firefighter Stephanie Thurston and her dog Felix are also featured in this year’s fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dutch, a five-and-a-half-month-old kitten, repeatedly tried to stalk a goat he discovered in his Murrayville neighbourhood. The goat did not notice. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Kitten picks big prey for Langley hunting expedition

The goat barely noticed he was in danger of a severe pouncing

Dutch, a five-and-a-half-month-old kitten, repeatedly tried to stalk a goat he discovered in his Murrayville neighbourhood. The goat did not notice. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
‘ Beary’ the bear sported a bandage on one paw after his capture on Nov. 23 in the Lower Mainland, the first joint operation by Langley’s Critter Care and provincial conservation officers (Critter Care Facebook image)
‘ Beary’ the bear sported a bandage on one paw after his capture on Nov. 23 in the Lower Mainland, the first joint operation by Langley’s Critter Care and provincial conservation officers (Critter Care Facebook image)
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
The pigs at Aldergrove-based Happy Herd farm were gifted a large pumpkin from Vancouver vegan restaurant MeeT. (Tiffany Akins/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Pumpkin pig out

The hogs at Happy Herd farm in Aldergrove were were gifted a pumpkin from vegan restaurant MeeT

The pigs at Aldergrove-based Happy Herd farm were gifted a large pumpkin from Vancouver vegan restaurant MeeT. (Tiffany Akins/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
The Glow Gardens light display will be moving to the Greater Vancouver Zoo this year for an outdoor event. (Langley Advance Times files)

Glow Gardens light display re-locates to Greater Vancouver Zoo

Now outdoors, the event will start nightly in November

The Glow Gardens light display will be moving to the Greater Vancouver Zoo this year for an outdoor event. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Animal Protection Society delivered their gala inside wooden boxes to attendees homes. (Jayne Nelson/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

UPDATED: Langley Animal Protection Society raises $100,000 through virtual gala

Program was streamed while three-course meals were dropped off to attendees’ houses on Saturday

Langley Animal Protection Society delivered their gala inside wooden boxes to attendees homes. (Jayne Nelson/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Dead porcupine hung from road sign in North Okanagan

Dead porcupine hung from road sign in North Okanagan

Porcupines are fully protected under the B.C. Wildlife Act

Dead porcupine hung from road sign in North Okanagan
Shlok Parkhi, 5, raised $200 for the BCSPCA by taking, and selling, pictures of people with their pets. (Contributed photo)

Photo Patrol: South Surrey youngster raises money for BC SPCA

With a lemonade stand no longer an option, Shlok Parkhi, 5, found a new way to make money

Shlok Parkhi, 5, raised $200 for the BCSPCA by taking, and selling, pictures of people with their pets. (Contributed photo)
Goat knows how to float in Okanagan

Goat knows how to float in Okanagan

Vernon ultra-athlete Shanda Hill took her pet goat paddleboarding over the weekend

Goat knows how to float in Okanagan
An Arizona city official making $107,000 a year resigned after an investigation found he used city workers for an outside job involving an attempt to secure irrigation water for farmers who paid him with a goat. (Black Press file photo)

ODDITY: Farmers pay city official with goat for outside job

Manager, supervisor both resign posts in Surprise, Ariz.

An Arizona city official making $107,000 a year resigned after an investigation found he used city workers for an outside job involving an attempt to secure irrigation water for farmers who paid him with a goat. (Black Press file photo)
The eagle has been struck in a tree, upside down for over a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: B.C. community rallies to save snared eagle

Revelstoke climber scales tree to save the raptor

The eagle has been struck in a tree, upside down for over a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
A blood python reported missing by its owner in the downtown Chilliwack area on August 6, 2020. (Facebook)

Six-foot blood python missing in downtown Chilliwack

Owner is worried and reports the snake ‘more loving and gentle than a lil’ kitten’

A blood python reported missing by its owner in the downtown Chilliwack area on August 6, 2020. (Facebook)