Friday, February 21, 2020


Animals

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

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

Itchy black bear spotted on Sooke trail camera (VIDEOS)

When you've got an itch, you can't scratch.
Puppies Adoption BC SPCA

12 adorable puppies available for adoption from Victoria SPCA next week (PHOTOS)

WARNING: This article contains incredibly cute photos.

82-year-old Sooke man charged with animal cruelty in dog’s death

BC SPCA belive the dog suffered an extremely painful death due to the lack of veterinary care.

Foster homes needed for animals abandoned due to BC wildfires

The Victoria Humane Society is calling for the public's help to take care of what could end up being "hundreds" of homeless animals.

Dozens of cats embarked on a journey of nine-lifetimes from Saskatchewan to Victoria for...

Looking for a new pet? Fifty cats from Saskatchewan are coming to Victoria and will be in need of homes!
Dog Fireworks

Here are some tips to keep your pets happy and safe during Canada 150

Each year, dogs are inevitably spooked by fireworks and some even go missing. To help prevent that this year, we've compiled a few tips from the SPCA. 

A lost mother and two baby goats seen in Central Saanich

Are you missing a trio of goats? These three were last seen near the Pat Bay Highway.

Bald eagle adopts orphan red-tailed hawk chick in Sidney (VIDEO)

Watch Sidney's unlikeliest foster family in action!

17 badly neglected dogs removed from Cowichan breeder

The dogs were voluntarily surrendered after a brief investigation.

CRD Plans to “Leash” professional dog-walkers in off-leash parks

For now, it is business as usual.

Release some stress and sweat with a goat yoga class at this North Saanich...

Yoga has become a popular pastime, but not many yoga classes also feature baby goats.

Bucket of tennis balls left for other dogs to play with at Willows Beach...

It was Family Day in BC on Monday, so many people were off for the day and were able to spend time outdoors in...

Convoy of kitties travelling halfway across Canada in search of forever homes

Over 50 cats and kittens left Prince Albert, Saskatchewan early Wednesday morning to embark on a journey of nine-lifetimes. Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders (GVAC...

Vancouver Island woman charged in brutal attack that killed grandmother’s Chihuahua

A Vancouver Island woman has been criminally charged after allegedly beating a seven-year-old teacup Chihuahua so severely it had to be euthanized, according to...

Nanaimo SPCA warning of fake raffle tickets being sold

The Nanaimo and District SPCA issued a warning to be on the lookout for fake raffle tickets being sold door-to-door by a "scruffy" young...

This is why dogs shouldn’t sit in the driver’s lap, Nanaimo RCMP say

Police are reminding motorist that pets should never be allowed to sit on the driver’s laps; this following an accident in Nanaimo that left...

Preparing your dog before your first baby arrives (VIDEO)

For some dogs, transitioning into life with a new baby is effortless. For others? Not so much. So I'm sharing with you some of...

Dog stolen from outside a Nanaimo store found wandering Parksville

Molly the puppy who was stolen at the Port Place Shopping Centre in Nanaimo is back home after being found wandering in Parksville. The dog,...

The “Uber” of Dog Walking app arrives in Victoria

Dog walking on demand has arrived in Victoria! The GoFetch app allows dog owners and walkers to connect much like Uber and Airbnb, and set...

Possible sighting of Olive the dog in Brentwood Bay gives searchers and owners hope

A dog that has been missing for almost two months was spotted in Brentwood Bay by her owners Tuesday night, giving them and searchers...

Bylaw forces beloved downtown dog into early retirement

Cody the beloved dog of a Fort Street shop has been forced into early retirement. "It's hard on him, he wants to do his job...

Dog friendly stores in and around Greater Victoria

Well, it's that time of year again when it's just too hot to safely leave your dogs in the car, even with the windows...
Horse-drawn carriage

Local Animal Activist Group Launches Campaign To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

An animal rights group called the Victoria Horse Alliance is asking Victorians to sign a petition calling on a ban of horse-drawn carriages by...

BC is taking another step towards stopping those cat and dog breeders who don’t...

Premier Christy Clark announced yesterday that the province and the BC SPCA will work together to develop new rules to license and regulate dog...

Dog stylist taking grooming to a new level

A Los Angeles dog groomer has taken the Instagram and internet world by storm, with her slow-motion perfectly timed to music videos of dogs being blow-dried....

Pet photos with Santa this weekend at Pets West in Broadmead Village

Move over kids, it's the pet's turn to sit on Santa's lap and get a photo! Has your pet been naughty or nice this year? Find out...

Looking for some pet photos this holiday season? Pup Portraits for a Cause is...

If you are looking for some pet photos this holiday season, Town & Country Pet Photography is volunteering their time this Saturday at Raw...

Cowichan SPCA overloaded with cuteness as 27 Boston Terriers surrendered to the branch

There’s a cuteness overload at the Cowichan SPCA right now. 16 puppies and 11 adult Boston terriers were surrendered to the branch on Sunday, staff,...

Province cracking down on pet owners who leave animals in hot cars

Temperatures in vehicles can rise rapidly in warm, sunny weather and quickly become hot enough to seriously impair a dog's or other pet's health. The...

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