Sunday, September 15, 2019


Animals

Three invasive Asian giant hornets have been found on Vancouver Island

This is the first time the species has ever been found here

Oak Bay firefighters free deer stuck in metal fence early Tuesday morning

And it walked away without any injuries!

SPCA seeks donations for Nanaimo cat who requires $6K surgery

“Fizz is a social butterfly who loves to snuggle with people and other cats."

BC Parks working to bring rare butterfly back to habitat near Vancouver Island

The Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly disappeared from southern Vancouver Island in the early 1990s.

Wildlife rescue centre issues warning after people caught feeding black bear on Vancouver Island

“Feeding the bear is putting the bear at high risk of having to be euthanized…”

14 photos and videos of this year’s adorable Pet-A-Palooza in Victoria (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Who wants to see videos of puppy races! 😍🐕

Pet-A-Palooza is coming to Victoria this weekend

FREE admission, wiener dog races, a puppy stampede, Victoria’s first ever ‘Mud Run with your dog’, and more!

SPCA launches investigation after cat shot 5 times with pellet gun in Nanaimo

The cat’s left hind leg was broken in several places.

Victoria man films orca swimming through inner harbour Friday morning (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The killer whale briefly stalled all water traffic

4 Vancouver Island breweries team up for a ‘killer’ collab

Whale, we know what we’re drinking this weekend 🍻
killer whales

3 more Southern Resident killer whales near Vancouver Island have died this year

The total population has dropped to just 73.

Vancouver Island hiker who scared cougar off with Metallica song chats with lead singer...

Random people have even been trying to bribe her for his phone number 🙄

Quadra Island man fends off grizzly bear with a knife along Sunshine Coast

After the attack, the man rode his bike to find medical treatment.

Salmon shark near Vancouver Island spotted using log as “scratching post” (VIDEO)

"As far as I know, this footage doesn't exist elsewhere."

Two 9-week-old kittens stolen from Saanich cat clinic (UPDATED)

By two teenage girls, between 14 and 17 years old

BC SPCA is offering 50% off cat adoption prices starting this weekend

A paws-itively purr-fect deal to help clear shelters! 🐈

Vancouver Island woman captures close encounter with cougar (VIDEO)

“The dogs started barking… and I looked up and I saw the cougar right above me.”

Oak Bay to launch new deer contraceptive program in September

Homeowners will need to give permission to track deer on their property.

21-year-old man dies after contracting rabies from bat on Vancouver Island

This is the second known case of rabies in BC in 16 years

Seal pup rescued by Vancouver Island salmon farmers released back into wild

Her name is Mo and she is adorable ❤️

Saanich Police issue warning after another cougar sighting this morning

It’s believed to be hunting pets and small animals.

Baby orca born near Tofino confirmed to be a girl

This is one gender reveal party we can get behind!

Vancouver Island breeder hands over 21 dogs found in unacceptable living conditions

Most of them have illnesses or infections, and require surgeries and intensive care

BC avalanche rescue super-dog visits Victoria to launch new IMAX documentary

A story about four-legged doggy Avengers around the world, narrated by Captain America! 😍

Saanich dog miraculously survives three nights on isolated island

The spooked dog swam through treacherous waters and became stranded.

Over 50 adoptable pets were rescued bythe Victoria Humane Society last week

“It seems like every day people are phoning in and saying ‘can you take this’...”

Baby bunnies and stranded turtle rescued in Saanich

It doesn't get cuter than this 😍

New federal bill completely bans bestiality and animal fighting across Canada

Animal sexual abusers will now be added to Canada’s National Sex Offenders Registry.

Canada has officially outlawed the import and export of shark fins

Canada has been the largest importer of shark fins outside of Asia
Bear sighting

Black bear spotted in Brentwood Bay on Tuesday night

Anyone who sees the bear is asked to contact BC Conservation at 1-877-952-7277.

Canada has officially banned keeping whales and dolphins in captivity

The bill was first introduced 4 years ago

Kitten abandoned in Victoria garbage can has tested positive for methamphetamine

She's been named Lily and is doing a lot better now 😻

Animal Control recovers kitten abandoned in garbage can at Hillside Shopping Centre

She will be spending the night at the vet due to major health concerns
Baby Goat Cuddle

Goat Yoga returns to Victoria Lavender Farm for the summer (PHOTOS)

You can also sign up for baby goat cuddling sessions! 😭😍

BC SPCA is offering 50% off cat adoption prices this month (PHOTOS)

Ready to bring home your new furry friend? 🐾

Rare sighting of a grizzly bear on Vancouver Island captured on camera (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Grizzlies are not native to Vancouver Island but can swim here from nearby islands

Saanich nature sanctuary searching for missing swarm of bees

The queen is on the loose! 👸🐝

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