Monday, June 14, 2021


Animals

Here’s why you should stay away from those adorable baby deer

Even if it looks lost or injured!

Saanich pups can enjoy off leash roaming parks this summer with ‘Paws in Parks’

The pilot project could mean more permanent off-leash dog parks

Cougar sighting in Duncan prompts warning from RCMP

Attacks are extremely rare.

Oak Bay Police seek help in locating pet budgie that escaped

This green and yellow budgie respond to Peter.

Saanich residents rescue duck with plastic lid stuck around beak (VIDEO)

The incident points to a bigger litter problem in the area.
BC SPCA calendar

BC SPCA puts out call for 2022 pet calendar entries

Share your fur babies!

Cougar caught on camera having a midday meal in Cobble Hill backyard (PHOTOS)

Here's something you don't see every day! 😱
Seized dog BC SPCA Vancouver Island

Puppies removed from Vancouver Island breeder following public complaint

The dogs showed signs of infection and neglect.
BCCOS Elk

Conservation officers free elk caught in zipline on Vancouver Island

The zipline was located in Youbou.

Cat-astrophe averted: Victoria firefighters rescue family’s feline (VIDEO)

A purr-fectly happy ending.

Henry the octopus to be released from Sidney aquarium

Henry first came to the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea in June.

Petition to ban hunting near Cowichan River Estuary after swan shooting gets 22K signatures

"The community shudders every time the blasts are heard."
Jody Wells Common Pochard Duck

Brentwood Bay local spots rare duck at Summit Park in historic sighting 

"I just had a moment of 'oh my, is that really what I see on the back of my camera?'"

Victoria WildARC caring for bald eagle in rough shape after fight with another eagle

She has been on oxygen and receiving treatments for several days.

Police issue alert after livestock killed by bear in Saanich

"If you have live stock nearby please be aware"

New disease suspected to have killed over 60 deer on B.C.’s Gulf Islands

The rare disease is not known to affect humans but is particularly deadly for fawns.
Orca baby

Endangered orca that carried dead calf for 17 days gives birth to new healthy...

Tahlequah's new baby is "healthy and precocious."

German Shepherds are the most Googled dog breeds in B.C. and Canada this year

In related news, Happy International Dog Day!

Multiple cougar sightings reported in Saanich Monday night

Residents in the area are advised to keep their pets inside at this time.

Vancouver Island resident slapped with $345 fine for trying to keep baby deer

This is the second time this summer that an island resident has been fined for taking in wildlife

Victoria Wild ARC facility to house malnourished otter pup found separated from mom

She was found crying, alone at a beach 😢

Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds launches campaign to support Victoria-based wildlife group

In just two days, the campaign has raised 77% of its goal amount

Vancouver Island reports higher than normal number of “abandoned” fawns and bear sightings

TLDR: leave those baby deer alone and lock up your garbage

RCMP issue warning after several sightings of a cougar in View Royal

Wildlife encounters have been on the rise over the past couple weeks.

Another bear spotted in Saanich on Wednesday morning

There have been four bear sightings in Greater Victoria over the past 24 hours

Bears spotted in Saanich and View Royal overnight

One of them was spotted eating from a bird feeder

“It’s the worst part of the job”: Bear euthanized in Langford after eating garbage

Conservation officers are urging the public to lock up their trash as bear activity ramps up in the region
Bear sighting

Black bear spotted in Saanich early Tuesday morning

The large bear was last seen on Carey Road

This professional dog trainer in Victoria is offering online puppy training sessions amid pandemic

Have an adorable little monster on your hands? 🐾

Ducklings rescued trying to cross busy Malahat highway after mother duck flew away scared

And the BC SPCA needs your help to take care of them 🐥

Black bear spotted rummaging through trash at Saanich residence

Authorities advise residents to secure their garbage, as hibernation season comes to an end

B.C. will make funding available for animal care facilities needing assistance during pandemic

Many facilities have noted a dramatic decline in donations and volunteers

Here’s why you should stay away from those adorable baby deer

Even if it looks lost or injured

How to socialize your puppy while social distancing during a pandemic

This professional trainer says your pups don't actually need to meet tons of people to be properly socialized!

Victoria’s Tally-Ho Carriage Tours launches GoFundMe campaign to help sustain horses

The company says they anticipate having no income for 12 months

Discovery Island wolf Takaya shot and killed by hunters in Shawnigan Lake

He was relocated to the west coast of Vancouver Island in January.

Victoria Cat Hotel offers free stay for cats whose owners are hospitalized amid global...

A home away from home for kitties who need it

3rd annual pet food drive in memory of Cody the downtown business dog is...

He was a staple of downtown Victoria for 14 years.

James Bay wolf will be released into the wild: BC Conservation Service

He'd been spotted wandering around the neighbourhood for two days

Langford veterinary hospital hosting dog blood donation clinic this weekend

Need some four-legged heroes to raise their paws! 🐾❤️
newt

Salamander sighting stirs interest on Saanich Peninsula

Don’t be alarmed if you see this amphibian scuttling around your garden!

Nearly 400 rainbow trout died at Vancouver Island University facility last month

Due to a series of human and mechanical errors

Fish farm worker saves bald eagle from octopus in northern Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

“One hundred percent of reactions have just been, ‘Holy cow!’” 🐙
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