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Thursday, March 30, 2023


Animals

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!’” 🐙

Cougar killed in Comox Valley after it was observed hunting domestic house cats

It was also seen lingering close to where children wait for their school bus

3-month-old puppy undergoes surgery in Victoria after getting hit by a car

She had four broken bones and skin abrasions caused by road rash.

BC SPCA is offering 50% off all pet adoptions next weekend

Do you have room in your home for a new family member? 🐾

Grey-white orca calf spotted near Sooke on Wednesday (PHOTOS)

One-year-old Tl'uk was travelling with his family 😍

Video captures 4 dogs attacking a deer at Bear Mountain golf course (VIDEO)

The deer had to be put down due to the extent of its injuries

Animal control rescue anxious dog stuck on the roof of an Esquimalt home

Pepper broke through the screen of an open second-floor window and onto the roof of the house

Endangered tropical sea turtle rescued by members of the public on Vancouver Island

'Berni' was found suffering from hypothermia near Port Alberni

BC will fund urban deer population control projects sought by local governments

Several people have reported being attacked or chased by deer on the island in the past year

Fisherman shocked after catching red-bellied piranha in Vancouver Island lake

It was the second of its kind found in the same lake

6 ways to deal with arachnids in your home this spider season

You no longer need to fear the fall spider boom! 

Bear cub trapped in fenced garden at Royal Roads University in Colwood (UPDATED)

The mother bear has not yet been located

Two feral rabbits die of lethal infectious disease near Elk Lake in Saanich

The disease is exclusive to rabbits and cannot infect humans or other pets

Rare footage of two grizzly bears fighting in northern B.C. goes viral (VIDEO)

The first rule about fight club...

Nanaimo beekeepers find and eradicate invasive Asian giant hornet nest

Two of them were stung in the process
Cougar

Sooke school district warns families after cougar sighted between Poirier and Journey schools

Students who walk home will be held on campus until they can be picked up

Puppy dies at Victoria Humane Society after ingesting mushrooms

R.I.P. ❤️

Aggressive deer in Victoria pose possible threat to dog walkers

PSA: Be weary of our hooved neighbours - not all are friendly

Leashed dog injured during allegedly unprovoked dog attack in Metchosin

The dog was left with small puncture wounds on her neck and leg

Crews rescue humpback whale calf from tangled fishing nets off the coast of Vancouver...

It took 6 hours to disentangle the calf

Three invasive Asian giant hornets have been found on Vancouver Island

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

Police warn of multiple bear sightings near West Saanich Road

Be bear aware

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!

Vancouver Island emu tasered by police after escaping local farm (PHOTO/VIDEO)

Well that got emu-tional.

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

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