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Animals

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. đŸŸ

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! đŸ„°

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.

BC SPCA is offering 50% off pet adoption prices starting today

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

These 5 popular fall items could be toxic for your pets according to the...

Not everyone loves pumpkin spice!

Abandoned dog found on Vancouver Island to undergo surgery in Victoria

She will need to undergo surgery in Victoria.

BC SPCA alerts dog guardians over spike in kennel coughs

Most of the dogs were vaccinated, so this virus may not be covered by vaccines.

This is what a screaming cougar on Vancouver Island sounds like (VIDEO)

The screeching sound is similar to that of a human female screaming.
Bailey dog trailer

Ford on Fridays: Bailey-Traily adventures and impulse buying

Bailey the pitbull/corgi is ready for action.

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! đŸ˜±
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? đŸŸ

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 đŸ„