Animals

An injured mule deer buck was located and euthanized in Quesnel on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)

Deer wandering with arrow in side euthanized in Quesnel, sparking warning to hunters

The animal was located by the Conservation Officer Service and the RCMP

 

Two women escaped a stalking cougar by jumping into Kalamalka Lake Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (File photo)

Pair of women jump into lake to escape cougar in Okanagan

The women entered Kalamalka Lake after the cougar continued to approach them

 

Julie Clark rakes leaves in the yard where male goat Wasabi enjoys the company of two females, apart from the rest of the goats. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria petting zoo staff create cosy quarters to keep animals in Beacon Hill Park

Goats and more can be seen through the fence this winter

 

Volunteers took turns washing the animals in the hotel's bathrooms. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: More than 100 rescue animals stranded in Revelstoke hotel

The animals were on their way from Moose Jaw to Vancouver

Volunteers took turns washing the animals in the hotel's bathrooms. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)
B.C. SPCA Nanaimo Branch is looking for donations from the public to help cover treatment costs for Ladybug, a five-month-old puppy suffering from a severe case of mange. (Photo submitted)

SPCA in Nanaimo looking for donations to treat puppy suffering from severe mange

Five-month-old Ladybug suffering severe itching and hair loss from mite infestation

B.C. SPCA Nanaimo Branch is looking for donations from the public to help cover treatment costs for Ladybug, a five-month-old puppy suffering from a severe case of mange. (Photo submitted)
Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)

Therapy bunnies melting worries away for B.C. students

Abbotsford’s Cornerstone Christian School introduces lop-eared rabbits as newest members of staff

Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)
(Pixabay file photo)

Three B.C. communities in top 5 of Canada’s ‘rattiest’ cities

Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna all make the list

(Pixabay file photo)
23 golden retrievers pose for a photo along the Nanaimo River on Wednesday, Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy Pooch Pack Adventures)

23 golden retrievers gather for team photo along Nanaimo River

Photogenic pooches pose like pros for picture that’s making the rounds

23 golden retrievers pose for a photo along the Nanaimo River on Wednesday, Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy Pooch Pack Adventures)
Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)

Bear shot in Tofino after becoming addicted to local restaurant waste

WildSafeBC urges residents and businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet to responsibly secure attractants

Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)
A metre-long (three-foot) ball python escaped its enclosure in Oak Bay. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)

Snake search: Police on the lookout for missing Oak Bay ball python

Pet escaped enclosure in 2000-block of Oak Bay Avenue

A metre-long (three-foot) ball python escaped its enclosure in Oak Bay. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)
(Submitted photo)

1 escaped serval cat caught, another still on the loose near Qualicum Beach

Owners believe animals may have been let out of their cage intentionally

(Submitted photo)
Kailey DeFehr found a praying mantis inside her home, near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

Cat drags in praying mantis, which actually aren’t that uncommon on the Island

Professor says the insects aren’t native, but also aren’t likely to become invasive

Kailey DeFehr found a praying mantis inside her home, near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
The Vancouver Island Coastal Cowgirls perform Saturday during day one of the Saanich Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Saanich Fair draws thousands on opening day

The action continues Sunday and Monday

The Vancouver Island Coastal Cowgirls perform Saturday during day one of the Saanich Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
West Coast Animal Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital (WAVES) has announced it will be pausing its emergency services as of Sept. 1 due to staffing shortages. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford vet clinic closing ER services due to staff shortages

WAVES will only be offering specialty care as of Sept. 1

West Coast Animal Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital (WAVES) has announced it will be pausing its emergency services as of Sept. 1 due to staffing shortages. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
On Aug. 30 at around 12:30 p.m., Saanich police approached a man who had been camped on private property for several weeks on a pathway near the Galloping Goose bridge in the area of the Trans-Canada Highway at Carey Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after police confrontation ends on Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich

The man, two dogs fled onto the highway after encounter with police

On Aug. 30 at around 12:30 p.m., Saanich police approached a man who had been camped on private property for several weeks on a pathway near the Galloping Goose bridge in the area of the Trans-Canada Highway at Carey Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
A black bear caught in a trap in Port Alice near the end of August. (Brian Grover/Port Alice News and Views Facebook photo)

Four bears killed this month in Vancouver Island village, here’s why

Conservation officers euthanize 4 animals habituated to gorging on village’s overflowing dumpsters

A black bear caught in a trap in Port Alice near the end of August. (Brian Grover/Port Alice News and Views Facebook photo)
Orcas feed amongst the activity of beach-goers at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay on Saturday, Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy Lori Jones)

‘Festival atmosphere’: Orcas feast in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Hundreds of people line the beach to watch Bigg’s killer whales

Orcas feed amongst the activity of beach-goers at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay on Saturday, Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy Lori Jones)
Three mature deer enjoy a munch in a Beach Drive yard near Spewhung (Turkey Head). An Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society researcher hopes to see a sustained reduction in fawns, but said there’s no silver bullet to managing urban deer populations. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Fawns on lawns: Oak Bay still seeks long-term deer management plan

Population dropped 40% in three years but still no silver bullet, researcher says

Three mature deer enjoy a munch in a Beach Drive yard near Spewhung (Turkey Head). An Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society researcher hopes to see a sustained reduction in fawns, but said there’s no silver bullet to managing urban deer populations. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)

Beached baby porpoise rescued from tidal pool on Vancouver Island

Porpoise calf found thrashing in sand and rocks in Nanoose Bay

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)
The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre needs cedar boughs to help raccoons transition into their outdoor enclosures. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)

Mid-summer baby bump prompts reminder from Greater Victoria wildlife advocates

Metchosin-based BC SPCA animal rehab centre in search of greenery for raccoons

The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre needs cedar boughs to help raccoons transition into their outdoor enclosures. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)