Mama Daphne and her brood of seven rainbow kittens on display at Bosleys Penticton as part of their Rescue Awareness Day April 12.  Daphne was trapped from a feral colony in Oliver BC and was so close to term she wasn’t spayed.  She gave birth 3 days later.  Left to Right Volunteers Brenda Lynch  and Cy Atkinson.

Mama Daphne and her brood of seven rainbow kittens on display at Bosleys Penticton as part of their Rescue Awareness Day April 12. Daphne was trapped from a feral colony in Oliver BC and was so close to term she wasn’t spayed. She gave birth 3 days later. Left to Right Volunteers Brenda Lynch and Cy Atkinson.

AlleyCATS Alliance assists South Okanagan pet owners

Not-for-profit group assists families by providing affordable means to have their cats spayed and neutered.

AlleyCATS Alliance was able to help cats and their families for the second time by providing an affordable means to have their beloved cats spayed and neutered.

As a result of the S.N.A.P. Program (Spay & Neuter As Many As Possible), a total of 20 cats from 15 families living in Penticton, Oliver, Okanagan Falls, Cawston, and Keremeos were able to be spayed and neutered.

The population of unwanted cats throughout the Okanagan and Similkameen is very high, as observed by the number of animals processed by various animal rescue groups and the SPCA. Many of these animals are the result of “domestic” street population. According to AlleyCATS Alliance, one un-spayed female and her offspring can produce up to 420,000 kittens in seven years.

AlleyCATS Alliance wants to break the cycle of unwanted pregnancies by helping families who might not otherwise be able to set aside the funds to do this on their own. The goal was to host a low cost spay / neuter clinic with the help of the local veterinarians and volunteers.

“This is one of my favourite programs that we do at AlleyCATS Alliance,” said president December van den Berg. “I love meeting the people we are lucky to be able to help. They are always very grateful, and it’s heartwarming to see how much they love their pets and want to do what’s best for them, regardless of their current circumstances.”

AlleyCATS Alliance is grateful for the support by local veterinarians and their staff who have made it possible to offer this clinic. Specifically, they thank Dr.’s Kopp and Nixon at Lindsey Veterinary Hospital in Penticton, Dr. Anderson at Sunoka Veterinary Clinic in Summerland and Dr. Kular of Asher Road Animal Hospital in Kelowna. All programs are funded entirely by fundraising and private donations. If you would like to help please visit to donate.

AlleyCATS Alliance is a registered charity dedicated to providing rescue, rehabilitation, medical care, and adoption to feral and orphaned cats & kittens throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Just Posted

The City of Penticton is beginning plans to revitalize its north entrance on Highway 97. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton reviewing ideas on how to make the city’s north gateway more vibrant

The city has plans to redevelop the area into a welcoming and attractive entrance

People decided to tag Skaha Bluffs rocks which the Ministry has to go in and now clean up. (Facebook)
Bluffs at popular Penticton rock climbing park defaced

Ministry of Environment is going to clean it up

A portion of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail near Naramata will be closed temporarily for upgrade work, including paving. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Upgrades plannned for trail near Naramata

Surface improvement work will mean temporary trail closure

Okanagan Lake (File photo)
Thompson-Okanagan ready to welcome back tourists

The Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association expects this summer to be a busy one

Skaha Bluffs climbing spots. (Monique Tamminga)
New parking lot and picnic area coming to Penticton’s Skaha Bluffs

The city will turn the access point at Crow Place into a parking and picnic area

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

Vernon Courthouse. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Sentencing delayed in North Okanagan child pornography case

Man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography will have new sentence date fixed next week

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Phil McLachlan/(Black Press Media
Man shot at Kamloops shopping centre

The man is believed to be in stable condition

The location of the vehicle incident near Chase that currently has Highway 1 closed in both directions, according to DriveBC. (Black Press staff)
Hwy 1 closed in both directions east of Chase due to vehicle incident

Detour is in effect and drivers are encouraged to reroute to Highway 97 or Highway 97B

Most Read