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Animals

Here’s how you can get your pet on a beer label and support BC...

The real hard part is getting your camera shy pup to sit still for a portrait.

BC SPCA sees abrupt slowdown in adoptions following pandemic

They current have more than 1,500 animals in their care.

33% of pet owners in BC keep pets cool with AC despite costs: BC...

It can cost around $300 in electricity costs over the summer.

Cougar sighting at Thetis Lake prompts warning by West Shore RCMP

The cougar followed a woman and her dogs along the path.

Rare white raven on display at Vancouver Island wildlife recovery centre

He was found last year in grave condition.

Donations sought after dog found paralyzed on side of the road in Victoria

Funds will help pay for a set of wheels for the pup!

Here’s an interactive list of dog friendly businesses in Greater Victoria (MAP)

Organized by coffee shops, restaurants, retail and more! 🐾

Cougar caught strolling through downtown Comox (VIDEO)

“At first, I thought it was a dog.”

Victoria woman stresses pool safety after water intoxication claims life of beloved dog

Things turned fatal when the pup was playing in a kids’ pool.

BC SPCA offers 50% off cat adoption fees to combat shelter strain

Shelters are overwhelmed following large-scale cat intakes. 🐱

Meet Rigby: Victoria girl names RCMP puppy after winning annual contest

Paws to the rescue! 🐾

Plan the perfect playdate for your pooch with this all-new BC-based app

Make sure you're barking up the right tree! 🐶

Pomeranian puppy ‘Nugget’ stolen from Langford reunited with owner

Spread the paws-itive news! 🐾
Bear sighting

RCMP issue alert after “aggressive” black bear encounter at Langford park

Police say the bear charged at a hiker in the parking lot.

New-born fawn caught on cam in Greater Victoria backyard (VIDEO)

Fawning season is officially underway! 🦌

Gender of youngest calf in Southern Resident orca family revealed (VIDEO)

Grab the pink confetti, Victoria! 🐋💗

Puppy owner pleads for help after truck, camper stolen from Langford with Pomeranian inside...

“Nugget is just a puppy. He is missed terribly.”
Bear sighting

Officials stress safety after ‘unusually aggressive’ black bear encounter on Vancouver Island

The BCCOS is working to track down the bear.

BC SPCA donates 500 pet microchips to Island-based animal clinic

To reunite lost pets with their guardians. 🥰

Real-life Ruby from Netflix movie filmed in Victoria passes away

Rest in peace, Ruby ❤️

Avian flu forces closure of Vancouver Island wildlife rescue centre’s public facilities

They're pleading with the public for donations.

Avian influenza virus outbreak detected on Vancouver Island

Officials confirmed the outbreak on Wednesday.

Popular pop-up dog parks return to Saanich this summer

Who let the dogs out?! 🐶

Reward increased to $8,500 to help catch who killed two cougar kittens near Duncan 

The paws and heads of both kittens were removed.

Two baby cougars were found killed and mutilated in Cowichan Valley last week

Warning: this story contains graphic details.

Shawnigan Lake ranch seeks donations to help raise rare hairless goat

The mom of newborn “Precious” abandoned her at birth. 💔

Here’s the story behind the goats on the roof of Coomb’s Old Country Market

It all started over a glass of wine 🍷🐐

Beach-goers asked to keep away from moulting seal at Victoria’s Gonzales Beach

“Please use caution, keep dogs away and give the seal space.”

Sea lion suffering from gunshot wounds succumbs to injuries at BC rescue centre

The incident happened last month.

Metchosin wildlife centre seeks donations after 3 baby squirrels suffer broken legs 

It’ll cost over $1,700 to fully rehabilitate them.

‘So amazing’: Orcas captured on cam at Vancouver Island marina (VIDEO)

“My heart was racing with excitement and respect for these amazing beings.” ❤️

Victoria-based driftwood artist launches new exhibit to support vulnerable animals

Calling all animal lovers! 🐾

Another cougar attack near Victoria has locals on edge

The latest incident happened Monday morning.

Here’s why you might have spotted 55 dogs on a log in Nanaimo last...

That’s a lot of paws for a good cause. 🐾

Wolf sighting near Royal Roads University on Friday prompts warning

Dogs should be kept on a leash when walking campus trails.

BC Conservation Officers investigate trio of cougar attacks near Victoria

One dog was killed in the latest incident.

Therapy dogs return to Camosun College to help relieve student stress

The visits were 'paws-ed' when the pandemic began two years ago. 🐾

Small dog from Victoria loses eye after cougar attack

14-pound Oakey is currently on the mend at home.

‘Really excited’: Beacon Hill Children’s Farm reopens for the season

Featuring 4 baby goats and 5 new lambs! 🥰

Researchers spot Southern Resident orca calf east of Victoria

Congratulations to the new mom! 🐋

Here’s a list of Canada’s most popular dog and cat names in 2021

The most popular COVID-inspired pet names in 2021 were Covi and Rona.

Emaciated 2-year-old dog and her five puppies found abandoned in Nanaimo (VIDEO)

"She was obviously doing everything she could to try to feed her puppies and keep them safe."

New Nanaimo bylaw prohibits cats on others’ property without permission

Also, owning four or more dogs over four months old is not allowed.